Expedition Team: Rosie Miller, Dave Miller Expedition Date: September 2017
It was a little chilly but we wanted to go kayaking. It had rained twice that week so the Great Miami River was up. We paddled south a mile and then back towards the dock. Just north of the dock is a small creek or side channel about 8 feet wide. With the higher water I was able to paddle the farthest east back into that channel than ever before. It got too shallow just before the overhead bikeway bridge. I took a photo and video. It is one of my most watched videos. The photo is so good that it was made into a large photo and is hung at the Moraine Municipal Building. Another copy of it is in my basement at home. It is the first photo below. I am very proud of it.
Expedition Team: Nick Kelly, Jacque Kelly, Dave Miller, Rosie Miller Expedition Date: July 2017
After hiking the Natural Bridge and having lunch outdoors at Miguels Pizza, a local popular pizza place, Nick drove us to the National Forest where they had over a dozen trails. Nick led us on the Auxier Ridge Trail, a 5 mile moderate, challenging trail that led us up to a high plateau with a tight trail and a long drop if were not careful. Along the flat, high summit, you had a majestic view of the area and could see a smaller natural bridge in the distance. Nick did his Luke Skywalker impersonation by jumping across two rocks and it looked like he was walking on air.
Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller Expedition Date: May 6, 2018
Old-Time Radio, TV, Comic Book and Movie western star Hopalong Cassidy had a museum in Cambridge but it unfortunately burned down a few years ago. William Boyd portrayed Hopalong and Boyd was born and raised in Cambridge. There was still a large mural on the small downtown building walls in tribute to Boyd and Hopalong. We visited the site after we left Salt Fork State Park where we camped and hiked all weekend and attended the Ohio Bigfoot Conference.
Expedition Team: Justin Eller, Holly Miller, Dave Miller Expedition Date: November 2017
We hiked this heavily overgrown trail on the east side of the Pinnacles just north of the Devil’s Backbone. This was one of the last hikes in this wooded area that has now been 80% deforested in order to build Pinnacle Ridge Subdivision. We searched for the remains of the old Darroch house. Finally, in the trees and bushes we found the foundation. We dug and removed a brick from the foundation engraved W.W.C.O. that dated back to 1928. The remains of a concrete and wood bridge over a small gorge was engraved 1929. We are not sure if that was the year it was built or not. Along the trail we also discovered an old abandoned outhouse which gave me the opportunity to pose for a crappy photo.
Expedition Team: Rosie Miller, Dave Miller Expedition Date: March 2018
We frequently hike here and begin at High View Trailhead and hiked the 6 mile Orange Trail. One stop is at Dogwood Pond where Justin proposed to Holly Photo#2 & #3). Rosie sits and views another small wetlands pond.