July 2018
Trail Mail
Trail Closings & Alerts
Starting in mid-July and continuing into September, improvement projects in the Fort Ancient area between SR 350 and Strout Rd. and near Spring Valley between New Burlington Rd. and Roxanna New Burlington Rd. may require intermittent weekday trail closures. Trail open weekends. Please observe all closures and barricades.

Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 11
6:30 pm

H amilton Twp Community Center

Public Invited
Douglas Orcutt Memorial Bench
A big thank you to Nancy and Dick Orcutt who generously donated a trail bench in memory of their son, Douglas Orcutt, who passed away in 2013. The Orcutt family has been active on the trail for many years so Nancy and Dick wanted to honor their son’s memory by giving fellow trail users a place to rest and enjoy the beauty of the area.   Read More
Safe Trails: Telltale Tracks by Erick Wikum
Spend some time on the Little Miami Scenic Trail and you will soon realize that our trail truly is multi-use. The figure shows tracks for three popular uses of the trail. What are these uses? The first and third are easy—footprints are left by walkers or runners and tread marks are left by bicyclists. But what about the second?  Read More
What's it Take to Fix a Fence?
  • Sawhorses
  • Generator
  • Power saw and drill, hand tools
  • Trail safety equipment
  • One dog 
  • Two or three strong, dedicated volunteers
  • Several heavy boards (12 feet long, 12" wide, 2" thick)

The FLMSP volunteer fence repair crew first picks up equipment at the lumber cache near Corwin for work all along the 50 miles of park trail. Right now Rich Easterly, Ray Jacobson, George Stockham (taking the photo) and supervisor/morale officer Cody are busy fixing trail fences south of Loveland. Be sure to thank them if you see them at work.
Trail Sentinels Program Kickoff
A kickoff meeting for a Sentinel program on the trail is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25 starting at 7:00 pm at the Hamilton Township Community Center, 131 US-22/3, Maineville, OH. 

What is a Trail Sentinel?  A sentinel rides or walks a section of the trail on a somewhat regular basis looking for safety issues.  Those issues might be something that the volunteer can address on the spot like a cyclist with a disabled bike or a small limb or other obstacle on the trail. Other issues would be referred to others using 911, the trail hotline, or other contacts who would respond. No first-aid other than handing out band-aids. If you'd like to attend or have questions, contact Don Hahn at dhahnj@gmail.com.
June Trail Flooding Near Oregonia
Heavy rain in mid-June caused flooding of the trail in the Oregonia area. Several trail and road culverts became blocked and clogged causing debris to wash onto the trail. The trail is open as ODNR has cleared much of the debris, but mud and dirt remain on the trail in some areas. If you’re riding in these areas use extra caution as the trail could be slippery, especially after rain.

ODNR expects to have equipment and crews in the area working to clear these culverts the week of July 23. Warren County will also need to be involved as some of the culverts running under nearby roads are blocked and clogged causing wash over onto the trail in heavy rain conditions.
Restroom Upgrade
ODNR staff installed a new drinking fountain and bottle filling station at the Corwin trailhead restroom. New hand dryers, lights, and faucets were put in as well. Thank you, ODNR!
Fish of the Little Miami River
Aug. 8 Experience an up-close look at some of the fish species that call the Little Miami home and then enjoy a leisurely evening float. Pre-registration is required. Please Contact Melissa Clark to register.
Events on Our Trail

Click on each event above for more information.
Trail Usage Soars on repaved portion
by Tony Blizniak
On July 4th at about 8 am, there were hundreds of people walking, cycling and running on the southern repaved portion of the trail. One woman who was skating commented, 'I absolutely love this trail and it is so nice and smooth. It's the best workout ever and everyone should come and enjoy it.'

Another more daring person was riding his uni-cycle now that he didn't have to be concerned about the bumps and rough surface that was prevalent in the past.
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