Yup, Ester and I went on an adventure, and I hiked the 12.6 miles of the spur into Cincinnati.
Pretty much the bast part of the route was the very beginning at the Ohio River Monument which overlooks the Ohio River.
This is also the only "end" of the Buckeye Trail, because the trail is a loop with two small side loops, and this one little spur.
Ester and Jade delivered me, and they went off to find a shady place to wait for me.
All but the last few miles were on city streets. Near the river were a number of spectacular buildings and homes with classic architecture.
At the very end, I was on the Little Miami Rail Trail, where I finally had some shade.
We got a late start and fooled around, so didn't start walking till 3 pm, and finished at 8. There was still plenty of light, and the final hour things cooled down to under 80, but it was a long hot walk with almost no shade. For anyone who needs to do this section to meet a Buckeye Trail goal, I suggest doing it on a crisp and cool autumn day when the trees have nice color. Full sun on a hot summer day wasn't so great.
But it's done. We camped that night, did a short visit to Glen Helen Nature Preserve this morning, and came back to her place.
Tomorrow I'll head home.
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