Home again. I don't think I'll take 12 days and give you a blow-by-blow. I'll try to hit some high spots, and if something nifty intervenes at home here, I'll go back and forth. How about organization by topic?
We were hiking on the Buckeye Trail that encircles the state of Ohio. We did the most northeastern section. Here are Marie and me at the northernmost point of the trail, on Lake Erie.
We found a place to basecamp that wasn't high priced, and stayed there for our whole trip. Since we do mostly day-hiking now, we used two cars and put one at our end point every day, drove to the start point, and walked to the other car. Then of course, we had to go back and get the other car.
The camp site was great... just right for us. We got the fly over the table arranged the best ever! High enough to stand under and it drained water well from both sides without puddling.
Instead of eating our evening meal out as many times as we often do when hiking this way, we resolved to be good and cook in camp more. With a car to carry stuff, I didn't have to dehydrate stuff. But I did plan shelf-stable meals with the exception of some things that were fine in the cooler. Packed each meal separately, and we just pulled one from the box to fix each evening. Here's beef stew with dumplings.
Now it's back to "real" life.
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