Beginners Backpacking Trip
Peninsula Trail, Charles Deam Wilderness
(Hoosier National Forest, South of Bloomington, IN)
Trip Leaders: Janice Windes and Diane Osborn
Type of Trip: Backpacking; Hiking
Cost: $25 (non Refundable) - Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast; Use of club gear - Bring lunch and snacks for the trail
Maximum number: 8
Rain Date: June 22-23, 2019
Learn and practice backpacking skills, enjoy a June weekend in the Hoosier National Forest.
We will hike in on an easy, well-traveled trail for 4.8 miles; establish our camp on the bank of the Monroe Reservoir. We will set-up our tents and explore this wonderful area. Also we will 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.