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Check out the latest news stories and featured reviews about Andy Niekamp and Outdoor Adventure Connection.


 


Long-distant hiker to share highs, lows of adventure on Buckeye Trail
Pensacola News Journal- February 12, 2018


Ohio hiker chronicles first solo thru-hike of Buckeye Trail in new book
Herald-Dispatch- January 16, 2018


Photos: Ice formations in Hocking Hills State Park
Columbus Dispatch- January 9, 2018


From Hiker to Author: Captain Blue on the Blue Blazes.
Dayton Daily News - December 1, 2017


Sorry these outdoor adventures are just for the ladies.
Dayton Daily News - August 25, 2017


Experts share tips for staying safe during outdoor activities.
Dayton Daily News - August 25, 2017


Experts share tips for staying safe during outdoor activities.
Dayton Daily News - July 21, 2017


Google launches Five Rivers MetroParks street view images.
WDTN 2 News - April 26, 2017


Google Launches Interactive Street View Images of Dayton's Trails and Landscapes.
Five Rivers MetroParks Press Release - April 25, 2017


Outdoor Capital of the Midwest Going INTERNATIONAL.
Dayton Daily News - April 21, 2017


Trekking the Dayton, Ohio region’s trails with Google technology.
American Trails - 2017


Are you game for the Warrior 150 Challenge?
Dayton Daily News - February 24, 2017


Hike Leaders Lead By Example.
Dayton Daily News - February 3, 2017


Andy Niekamp is a Trailblazer On and Off the Trail.
Five Rivers MetroParks - 2017 Winter/Sring Parkways Magazine


Andy "Captain Blue" Niekamp Gets Mentioned In Backpacker Magazine.
Backpacker Magazine - January 2017


Helping Santa fill the wish list for outdoor enthusiasts.
Dayton Daily News - December 9, 2016


Award-winning hiker to speak at YWCA.
Piqua Daily Call - November 6, 2016


Hiker to give presentation in Minster.
Sidney Daily News - November 4, 2016


Dayton's "Captain Blue" completes milestone Appalachian Trail.
Dayton Daily News - October 27, 2016


Long distance hiker to share experiences on famous trail.
Celina Daily Standard - October 25, 2016


Dayton Hikers founder completes fourth 2,189-mile trek along Appalachian Trail.
Oakwood Register - October 12, 2016


Documenting Dayton's trails.
American Trails - Fall 2016


Local man realizes greatest achievement.
Press Release - September 2016


Dayton Hikers Weigh In On Best Places To Enjoy Fall Colors.
Dayton Daily News - October 13, 2016


The Dayton region has plenty of well-maintained trails for outdoor adventures.
Dayton Magazine August/September 2016
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Twin Valley Trail gives backpackers a chance to experience the backcountry close to home.
Oakwood Register - July 27, 2016


Outdoor Adventure Connection Brings The Google Trekker Project to Dayton
Five Rivers MetroParks Media Release - June 17, 2016


Local parks first in Ohio to be mapped for Google Maps
Dayton.com - June 16, 2016


Diggin’ What They Do
Madison Courier - May 13, 2016


Our client writes about why she loves backpacking.
Fog & Fir - March 14, 2016


First aid in the great outdoors
Dayton Daily News - February 25, 2016


Hiking Appalachian Trail expert speaks February 18 in Orange Beach
Mullet Wrapper - February 17, 2016


What you may not know about the Buckeye Trail
Dayton Daily News - January 12, 2016


The Odds Versus The Risk: A Lightning Trail Tale
North Country Trail Association North Star - January-March 2016


A story about Andy's Buckeye Trail thru hike was chosen to be included in 2016 Official Ohio Travel Guide. View It Here.
2016 Official Ohio Travel Guide


Take A Hike In Trail Town Dayton
Dayton City Paper - September 8, 2015


Backpacking for beginners
Dayton Daily News - August 6, 2015


Meeting Captain Blue On The Trail
Cary Segal, freelance writer - July 2015


Backpackers to offer workshops for beginners
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - February 21, 2015


Registration open for Carter Caves' Winter Adventure Weekend
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - December 12, 2014


These gift ideas are surefire hits for the outdoor set.
Dayton Daily News - December 5, 2014


Take a hike! Seriously, it is good for you.
Dayton Daily News - November 13, 2014


Trip Report - Backpacking Workshop.
Karen Power, freelance writer - October 19, 2014


AmeriCorps Team Works at Two Kentucky State Parks.
Kentucky Department of Parks News Release - April 25, 2014


Experienced outdoor adventurer hosting several presentations at Carter Caves
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - April 22, 2014


Carter Caves State Resort Park will host adventurer Andy Niekamp in April for three presentations about trails, hiking and the outdoors.
Kentucky Department of Parks News Release - February 17, 2014


Inspiration, information and recreation at Adventure Summit.
Dayton City Paper - February 11, 2014


More than 400 folks come out for activities at Carter Caves event
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - January 29, 2014


Resolution tips from local fitness experts.
Dayton Daily News - January 3, 2014


Trail Town distinction does to Dayton.
Dayton Daily News - October 31, 2013


Get active at Midwest Outdoor Experience.
Dayton City Paper - October 1, 2013


Hit The Trails.
Dayton City Paper - July 30, 2013


Mad River Bikeway now connects to WPAFB.
Fairborn Daily Herald - June 21, 2013


Dayton Hikers - First Annual TVT hiker challenge.
DaytonLocal.com - June 20, 2013


Hitting the Trail. Backpacking for beginners set March 23-24 at Carter Caves.
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - March 16, 2013


Pro hiker guides novices, enthusiasts
Dayton Daily News - March 14, 2013


Outdoor adventurers sharing experience with video, pics
Huntington Herald-Dispatch - February 5, 2013


Carter Caves hosting adventure weekend
Ashland Independent - January 20, 2013


Experienced hiker to present program on trails
Dayton Daily News - January 9, 2013


Chill Out
Ohio Magazine - January 2013


How to appreciate fall colors locally
ActiveDayton.com - October 11, 2012


Buckeye Walk About
Harrison News-Herald - March 15, 2012


Captain Blue On The Blue Blazes
Buckeye Trail Association Trailblazer - Winter 2011


Ohio man completes Buckeye Trail
The Community Post - November 22, 2011


Sixth person to hike Buckeye Trail to describe trip
The Daily Standard - November 14, 2011


Dayton Hikers about fitness and friends
ActiveDayton.com - October 6, 2011


Hiking - Man finishes 1,444 mile trek
iN75 - June 22, 2011


Kettering man discovers a new side of Ohio on 1,444 mile hike
Dayton Daily News - June 18, 2011


Kettering man hikes 1,400 miles
Dayton Daily News - June 18, 2011


Homecoming for 'Captain Blue'
MostMetro.com - June 14, 2011


Taking on the Appalachian Trail
BGSU Magazine - Fall 2010


Andy Niekamp's Fountain of Youth
Dayton Daily News - August 10, 2010


Kettering's "Captain Blue" treks Appalachian Trail for a third time
Dayton Daily News - August 8, 2010


Just not many like 'Captain Blue'
The Daily Standard - January 25, 2010




Terrific! Andy was incredible! I learned, was reminded of so many essentials backpacking tips, tricks, and essentials - all in a fun, casual, inclusive, encouraging and informative way.Dawn B.