• Beginner Backpacking Trip: Charles Deam Wilderness, HNF, May 22-23, 2021

Beginner Backpacking Trip: Charles Deam Wilderness, HNF, May 22-23, 2021

  • 22 May 2021
  • 23 May 2021
  • Charles Deam Wilderness, Hoosier National Forest, IN


  • You will be notified when there is availability.

Beginners Backpacking Trip
Charles Deam Wilderness

Hoosier National Forest

May 22-23, 2021 

Trip Leaders: Steve Kinch and Diane Osborn 

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, enjoy a mid-May weekend in the Hoosier National Forest. 

We will hike in on an easy, well-traveled trail; establish camp near Terrill Pond.  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.

Cost is $25 for dinner, breakfast and use of club gear. Participants will bring their own lunch, snack and drink items. Gear lists and trip details will be emailed prior to the trip. Some club backpacks and tents may be available for loan on a first come, first served basis.

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

Dinner and breakfast will be provided by the leaders. Participants will need to bring their own lunch and snacks.

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

CIWC Medical Form and Unified Waiver Form  

After registration leaders will communicate additional details. 

Questions? Contact CIWCinfo@gmail.com 

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