• Chain O'Lakes State Park Mid-Week, Albion, IN, June 1-3, 2022

Chain O'Lakes State Park Mid-Week, Albion, IN, June 1-3, 2022

  • 01 Jun 2022
  • 03 Jun 2022
  • 2355 E 75 S, Albion 46701


Chain O'Lakes State Park Mid-Week

Albion, IN

June 1-3, 2022

Co-Trip Leaders: Jill Whelan and Bob Klecka

Type of Trip: Food/Hiking

Trip Cost/Deposit: $50/$50

Cancellation Date and full payment: May 1, 2022

Wilderness Level: 2 - spotty cell coverage         

Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate park hiking trails

Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

Level 1: Applies to trips in which we carry only day packs and stay on maintained trails. Hiking distances range from 3-6 mile, and elevation gain can be as much as 2000 feet. You should be comfortable hiking 3-6 miles in a day with considerable gain/loss on good trails.

Level 2: Primarily applies to trips in which we carry only day packs. In one day, we can hike up to 9 miles and 4500 feet of elevation gain on maintained trails, or up to 7 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain on more rugged, less-maintained trails. For a Level 2 trip you should be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles in a day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a light day pack. If a backpacking trip has a Level 2 rating, it means the distances are 2-4 miles with little elevation gain/loss.

Group Size: 8/7 Maximum/Minimum

Adults Only

***Before registering***

While considering your participation in CIWC trips, be aware that some trips will involve shared transportation, lodging, and other activities. Each participant is encouraged to evaluate your comfort level with such arrangements based on your health condition, vaccination status, and unknown COVID positivity rates at the time of the trip.  Members are encouraged to review the COVID waiver as a part of this evaluation.

JOIN US FOR MID-WEEK SUMMER FUN AT CHAIN O’ LAKES STATE PARK in Albion, Indiana. We will camp in the non-electric campground loop in 4 adjoining sites. Activities at the park include paddling the 9 connecting lakes (rental canoes and kayaks are available or you can bring your own), hiking, swimming, and fishing.

The club will provide 2 breakfasts, charcoal, firewood, stove fuel, and ice as needed for coolers. Everyone will bring their own lunch/snack items, cold beverages, dinner meat (or veggie “meat”) to grill each evening, and a dinner side item to share potluck style. 

Boat rental and park entry ($7 or annual pass) will also be everyone’s own responsibility. 

This will be a leisurely recreational trip, so beginner paddlers are welcome, and we will pace our paddling to fit the needs and experience of the group. PFDs will be required when paddling and personal boats must have a DNR lake permit sticker on them (available at the park office). 

All trip details will be sent out to participants after the cancellation date, May 1.

Questions may be submitted to ciwcinfo@gmail.com.

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

Effective on all trips, there will be a $50 non refundable registration fee. This fee will be assessed to those who sign up for a trip, get on the roster and then later cancel. Even cancelling before the cancel date. Those who never make the active roster (i.e. those who stay on the waitlist) will NOT be charged the $50 cancellation fee. 

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