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April 2019

Hiking Weekend, Part 1: Versailles State Park

April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-4
Versailles State Park, 1387 East U.S. 50
Versailles, IN 47042 us
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Hiking group members Jean and Janelle have planned a series of hikes from April 12 to 14 covering five state parks in three days. Each hike will be about 3 to 4 miles. The first will be at Versailles State Park (1387 U.S. 50 East, Versailles, IN 47042) on Friday, April 12, from 7pm to 8:30pm. The plan is to meet at Oak Grove Shelter and hike trail 1 (2.25 miles, a difficult trail) and then trail 2 (0.75 miles,…

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IHMG — Hiking Weekend, Part 2: O’Bannon Woods, Falls of the Ohio, & Charlestown

April 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm UTC-4

Day 2 of Jean and Janelle's hiking weekend will cover three state parks in southern Indiana. The plan for Saturday is as follows: 10:30am: Hike O'Bannon Woods State Park. The meeting place will be the Nature Center parking lot, and the hike will cover trail B (2 miles, moderate) and trail A (2 miles, moderate). 12pm: Leave for Falls of the Ohio 12:30pm: Lunch near Falls of the Ohio State Park 2pm: Hike Falls of the Ohio. Here the meeting…

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IHMG — Hiking Weekend, Part 3: Clifty Falls & Brown County

April 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm UTC-4

Day 3 of the hiking weekend will consist of hikes at Clifty Falls (2221 Clifty Drive, Madison, IN 47250) and Brown County (1405 State Road 46 West, Nashiville, IN 47448), both of which contain a mix of moderate and challenging terrain. Here's the plan for the day: 9:30am: Hike Clifty Falls. Meet at the parking lot near the trail 5 trail head (near Tunnel Falls). 11:30am: Leave Clifty Falls for Brown County 1pm: Lunch 2:30-5pm: Hike Brown County

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IHMG — Hike @ Spring Mill

April 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-4
Spring Mill State Park, 3333 IN-60 E
Mitchell, IN 47446 us
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This Saturday we'll be making a road trip to this state park in southern Indiana. Our plan for the day will be to cover a good section of the park and we'll hike trails 3, 4, and 5, as well as stop by the Pioneer Village. The terrain is mainly moderate with a couple of steep hills, and we'll plan to do around 3 hours. The Spring Mill website (http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2968.htm) for the park is at the DNR site, where you…

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May 2019

IHMG — Hike @ Whitewater Memorial

May 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm UTC-4
Whitewater Memorial State Park, 1418 S State Road 101
Liberty, IN 47353 us
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This Saturday we'll be making a road trip to this state park south of Richmond, IN. The territory at Whitewater Memorial is mainly moderate with some hilly sections, and we’ll plan on covering about 7 miles in around 3 hours. We'll meet in the park at the parking lot for Poplar Grove Shelter. A map of Whitewater Memorial is located at the DNR website here (http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2962.htm) and Poplar Grove is designated as Shelter A on the map. Admission to the…

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June 2019

IHMG — Hike @ Fort Harrison

June 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4
Fort Harrison State Park, 6000 N Post Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46216 us
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This Saturday we'll be hiking this local state park on the northeast side. The trails here are mostly moderate, but we'll see a few hills and may see some muddy sections. The hike itself will consist of two routes through the park. We’ll begin with the Fall Creek trail and then do part of the Camp Creek trail, which will take us back to where we started. At that point anyone who’s ready to call it a day can do…

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July 2019

IHMG — Hike @ Shades State Park

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC-4
Shades State Park, 7751 S 890 W
Waveland, IN 47989 us
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After the last couple of local hikes, we'll make a road trip west of Indy to this state park that's well known for being one of the best and most rugged hiking spots in the state. The majority of the hike will be challenging, and we’ll be encountering a mix of rocky gorges, stream beds, staircases, and ladders. The plan for the day will be to cover around 7 miles in about 2.5 to 3 hours. We'll be avoiding the…

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August 2019

IHMG — Hike @ Southwestway Park

August 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4
Southwestway Park, 8400 Mann Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46221 us
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This weekend we'll be staying local and make a trip to this south-side park. The terrain here ranges from moderate to easy, and we'll plan on doing about two hours of hiking and cover around 5 miles total. Admission to the park is free and we'll meet at the parking lot east of Mann Road where the trail head begins behind the ball park. Afterwards, for anyone interested in getting some lunch, we'll be grabbing a bite at the Oaken…

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IHMG — Rescheduled – The Triple Crown of Virginia- Labor’s Day Weekend

August 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - September 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am UTC-4
Dragon’s Tooth Parking Area, Catawba Valley Drive
Catawba, US
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Due to unexpected family circumstances, I will have to find another time to do this trip. ((( I promise we'll get it done before we all turn 90 ))) I apologize for any inconveniences. The date is to be determined. **************************************** About the Trail: The Triple Crown of Virginia is a 32-35 mile loop (or approximately 20 Miles point-to- point) that connects three of the highest and most spectacular points in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains &…

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March 2020

Ladies only – Introductory Backpacking After Thanksgiving trip

March 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - March 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm UTC-4
Shawnee National Forest Headquarters, 50 Highway 145 South
Harrisburg, IL us
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UPDATE:This trip is still on. I will be there on March 13th until the 15th. Because this is an introductory trip, we will camp in one place and day hike all the trails within the Garden of the Gods section. This will make it easy for anyone to join us on the 13th or the 14th of March, Just let me know what day you will be coming. Trip Details: Miles: LowDuration: 2 Nights / 3 DaysWeather: Fall/Winter Prerequisites:- Open…

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