• Beginners Backpacking Trip - Morgan-Monroe Backpacking Skills Trip, Indiana October 28-29, 2017

Beginners Backpacking Trip - Morgan-Monroe Backpacking Skills Trip, Indiana October 28-29, 2017

  • October 28, 2017
  • 9:30 AM
  • October 29, 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • Morgan-Monroe, Indiana


  • Full payment is due at sign up. Cancellation date is October 14, 2017.

Beginners Backpacking Trip 

Morgan-Monroe Backpacking Skills Trip

October 28-29, 2017

Trip Leaders:  Lisa Forester and Diane Osborn  (ciwcinfo@gmail.com)


Cost: $25 (non-refundable) for Sat Dinner and Sunday Breakfast and use of club gear -  Bring lunch and snacks for the trail

Maximum/Minimum number: 8/6

Morgan–Monroe State Forest (south of Martinsville)

October 28, 2017, 9:30 AM to October 29, 2017 12:00 pm   (no rain date)

Wilderness Level 2 (EMS help may be over an hour away) – cell service spotty at best.

Cancellation Date: October 14th (fee must be received by this date)


Learn and practice backpacking skills with experienced CIWC members.  First priority for this trip is reserved for those who have not yet participated in a beginner trip in 2017.  The trip will then open to other members who have attended an event this year and would like to attend another one.

Rendezvous point: To be announced.  

First order of the day will be to get acquainted and then make sure everyone has their pack adjusted properly.  Group items will be dispersed among the participants, which will consist of group food, cooking and kitchen gear and some materials we’ll use in skills training, such as water filters and ropes for hanging food at night.  Everything we will need for overnight will be carried into the backcountry where we will make camp,

Working as a group, goals will be to teach the basics of shelter, fire, water, personal hygiene and camp food.    

Cost is $25 per person to cover the cost of group food, cost of using club equipment and fuel for the camp stoves.  Online payment is required to get on the list.  After we reach 8 people a waitlist will be started.  

After camp set up there should be time for relaxation or area exploration (day hike) before we begin supper preparation. Both Saturday supper and Sunday breakfast will be group meals and will be done by camp duty sharing.  Any other food such as Saturday lunch and snacks is your personal responsibility and should be placed in a separate bag for securing against unwanted animal visitors.

On Sunday after breakfast we will pack up camp and hike back to the trail head parking lot.   

Don’t have gear?  CIWC has tents and backpacks you can borrow and we share some club-provided group gear, such as stoves and water filters.  Suggested personal gear list will be provided by your trip leaders.  

All trip participants will be expected to submit a medical form, sign a waiver and complete emergency information documents prior to participation.


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