“We certainly look forward to offering additional in-person opportunities in the future to help people get out and live,” Sheldon said. “With the focus to stay close to home, we want people to maximize their local assets.”
Miami Valley residents may not realize there is a 30-mile backpacking trail only 20 minutes from downtown Dayton. Sheldon suggested Twin Valley Trail, which includes portion of western Montgomery County, as a perfect spot for beginning backpackers to get comfortable with their equipment and build their skills.
“While it’s colder out, you might not be getting out as often, but you can start kind of dreaming and planning of those adventures that you’ll be doing soon as the weather starts to warm up,” Sheldon said. “So I think it’s a great time to kind of figure out and set some goals for yourself for the year.”