Today was all road walking. We went from Portage Lakes State Park to Hartville- all on roads, but parts of the Buckeye Trail are. We saw lots of beautiful homes, and it's fun to look at those sometimes too. I've now completed the Masillon section of the Buckeye Trail (and all the sections that are part of the North Country Trail). I'm trying to finish the Buckeye Trail so I can get that circuit patch too.
We ate lunch on the banks of this beautiful pond. I'm pretty sure it was private, but there was no one around, and we didn't stay long. It was very restful and cool.
I have learned that this is an American dagger moth caterpillar, and it is very pretty. It hiked along with us for about 6 inches!
One very sad note. If you have heard about the shooting rampage near Akron where seven people were killed, one of them was a highly-involved volunteer for the Buckeye Trail. He will be truly missed. Other victims include his wife, grown son, and teenage granddaughter. Such a crazy situation. I expect it will put a bit of a damper on the conference that I'll be at for the rest of the weekend.
See you from there.
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