Tecumseh Trail - Gourmet Edition - Part One
Morgan Monroe State Forest, Indiana
June 29 - July 1, 2018
Trip Leader: Leslie Green
Type of Trip: Backpacking
Cancellation Date and full payment: May 29, 2018
Adults and High School Age Youth with experience
Maximum number: 8
Minimum number: 6
Wilderness Level: 2 - Forest setting with EMS help likely being about an hour away
Difficulty: Moderate to Rugged - 10 miles per day
Are you looking for a challenging backpacking trip contained within a weekend? Do you love good meals on the trial? Join up for the first of two parts of a through hike* of the Tecumseh Trail, one of Indiana’s best long distance trails. We will campout on Friday night at the Morgan Monroe State Forest campground. Starting on Saturday morning, we will complete the first half of the trail this week-end, which will include a hike through the rock formations, a Saturday night stay in the Low Gap backcountry, a skirt past Bear Lake, a stop at the Fox Den shelter and then on to the final climb up Indian Hill on Sunday afternoon where part one of the trip will end.
Gourmet meals are an additional feature of this hike. Dishes such as a full taco bar, Denver hash brown scramble, and deluxe s’mores are planned.
To complete the full trail, also sign up for the Tecumseh Trail Part II hike on August 24-26. The fee covers camping fees, 2 gourmet campsite breakfasts, and 2 gourmet campsite dinners. Participants will be responsible for trail lunches and snacks.
*While our intention is to thru-hike the Tecumseh, it is possible we will need to substitute another hike, such as a Knobstone section if the logging on this part of the Tecumseh makes it impassable. This will be determined prior to the cancellation date.