• Beginner Backpacking Trip: Shades State Park, June 8-9, 2019

Beginner Backpacking Trip: Shades State Park, June 8-9, 2019

  • 08 Jun 2019
  • 09 Jun 2019
  • Shades State Park, 7751 S. 890 W. Waveland, IN 47989

All Beginning Backpacking Trips are non-refundable.
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Beginners Backpacking Trip

Shades State Park

(7751 S. 890 W. Waveland, IN 47989)

June 8-9, 2019

Trip Leaders: Dave Hoffmeyer and TBD

Type of Trip: Backpacking; Hiking

Contact: ciwcinfo@gmail.com

Cost: $25 (non Refundable) - Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast; Use of club gear - Bring lunch and snacks for the trail

Adults Only

Maximum number: 8

Difficulty: Beginner

Rain Date: TBD

Learn and practice backpacking skills with experienced CIWC members. First priority for this trip is reserved for those who participated in the Beginners'' Backpacking Class offered on March 23rd at Holliday Park. The trip will then be opened to others.


We will hike in on an easy, well-traveled trail; establish camp near the banks of Monroe Reservoir.  We will set-up our tents and explore this wonderful area.  Also learn the various water filtration options, how to build a fire, how to prepare a backcountry dinner and a breakfast the next morning.

After breakfast, we will pack up, using leave no trace techniques and hike back to the trailhead.

Don’t have gear? That's no problem as CIWC has tents and other gear you can borrow and we share some club-provided group gear, such as stoves and water filters. Suggested gear list will be provided your trip leader.

Dinner and breakfast are provided. Participants should bring their trail lunch and snacks.

All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form and Long Waiver Form.  

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