In The News And Media Coverage
Check out the latest news stories and featured reviews about Andy Niekamp and Outdoor Adventure Connection.
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
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
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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
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
Given the challenging weather conditions, the trip was a fabulous success. I participated with a friend to encourage her to learn more about backpacking and build some confidence. – Lana P.