Beginners Backpacking Trip
August 19-20, 2023
Trip Leaders: Leslie Green and Elizabeth Pecora
Type of Trip: Backpacking; Hiking
Cost: $30 (non Refundable) - Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast; Use of club gear - Bring lunch and snacks for the trail
Maximum number: 8
Rain Date: TBD
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.
Description: Built by the HHC in 1998-2002, the Tecumseh Trail begins at Morgan-Monroe State Forest Headquarters, five miles south of Martinsville. It ends in a remote area of Brown County forest near Monroe Reservoir, just south of S.R. 46 near Crooked Creek. We will complete about 3 miles of the trail from Carmel Ridge Road to Fox Den Shelter, an Appalachian type hiker’s shelter on the trail. The hilly terrain (not too hilly) will give you a good feel for Southern Indiana hiking.
Meetup information will be emailed in advance of the trip along with a gear list. We will shuttle to the trail head and hike approximately 1 ½ miles to the Fox Den. Along the way we will filter water and practice navigation on the trail.
At camp, we will set up shelters, cook dinner as a group with various stove types. Those who prefer can sleep in the shelter (if it’s unoccupied). Additional activities will include using different water filter systems, hanging food bags and making a campfire. There will be time to explore the area before we pile around our campfire to discuss our day's events.
In the morning we will cook our breakfast, break camp and hike back to our vehicles.
Don’t have gear? CIWC has tents and backpacks you can borrow, and we share some club-provided group gear, such as stoves and water filters.
Dinner and breakfast are provided. Participants should bring their trail 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.
All trip participants must fill out and submit a
CIWC Medical Form and Long Waiver Form. After registration leaders will communicate additional details.
Questions? Contact CIWCinfo@gmail.com