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


 


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




The guides are knowledgable and their presentations were relevant to our needs as beginners. Both were positive and encouraging in their approach to us. The program exceeded my expectations!Bill K.