• Tecumseh Trail Backpacking Weekend, MMSF, IN, October 20-22, 2023

Tecumseh Trail Backpacking Weekend, MMSF, IN, October 20-22, 2023

  • October 20, 2023
  • October 22, 2023
  • 5714 State Road 46 W, Nashville, IN 47448


  • Final/Full payment is due at sign up.
  • Wait List Payment is due at sign up. This registration DOES NOT QUARANTEE a place on the trip. You will be notified when space becomes available.


Tecumseh Trail Backpacking Weekend, Brown County, IN

Morgan Monroe/Yellowwood State Forests

October 20-22, 2023

Co-Trip Leaders: Sharon Williams and Dave Sherman

Type of Trip: Backpacking

Trip Cost: $30 (Nonrefundable)

Cancellation Date and full payment: September 30, 2023

Wilderness Level: 2 - typical meetup day event in good weather setting with cell coverage         

Trip Difficulty: Moderate – Hike approximately 4-10 miles total daily; Average 300-400 ft, max 1000 ft; 

Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

Level 4: Backpacking trips on established but rugged, unmaintained trail with multi-day backpacks (30-40 pounds). The hiking can be steep and sustained with long daily distances (up to 9 miles) and significant elevation change (up to 4000 feet). You should be comfortable running/biking/hiking for several hours without many breaks.

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 a 3-day weekend backpacking trip on the Tecumseh trail in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest and Yellowwood State Forest.  We will plan to meet at the Hickory Shades Motel in Belmont and then shuttle to the Fox Den Shelter area to begin our trip.  The first night we will stay in the Charlie’s Shelter & Indian Hill-Plum Creek Camping area.  Because the days will be shorter, Friday will only be about 8 miles however we will hike to filter water and then head back to our camp.  Saturday we will backpack to the Yellowwood Campground, approximately 10.4 miles and we will have running water at the campground.  Sunday will be a short day of about 4.1 miles and once we are back to Hickory Shades Motel, we then head into Nashville for pizza before heading home.

This trip will be for everyone to provide their own food and if you need ideas, we are happy to assist. Depending upon the participation and where everyone is coming from, some of us will plan to stay at the Hickory Shades Motel in Belmont, our ending point, the night before the trip begins.  More details will come later once we have a head count of who is attending.

This trip will be good for those who are ready to move on from a beginner type event and hike longer with your pack on a moderate trail but not quite ready for elevation changes like the Knobstone Trail.  Or for those who just want to get out for a long weekend in the fall.        

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 $30 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 $30 cancellation fee. 

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