Cuyahoga Valley National Park and
Flight 93 National Memorial
Brecksville, Ohio and Stoystown, Pennsylvania
Co-Trip Leaders: Barb Shanks and Elizabeth Pecora
Type of Trip: Hiking/Cabin
Trip Cost/Deposit: $385/$195
Cancellation Date and full payment: April 3, 2024
Wilderness Level: 2
Trip Difficulty: Moderate; Y miles daily max; no more than 14 total miles
Group Size: 6/6 Maximum/Minimum
Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment
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.
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.
Let's visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Flight 93 National Memorial together! On May 3rd at noon, we will carpool from Indianapolis to Valley Overlook Campground, where we have rented 2 canvas tents (with single beds), accommodating 3 people each.
On May 4th, we plan to hike approximately 7 miles, seeing a few of the park's highlights, including the beautiful Brandywine Falls. Time permitting, we will fit in a short hike on the morning of May 5th, then travel to the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Trip costs include transportation and lodging in the canvas cabins as well as trip incidentals. Participants must bring their own towels/toiletries but bedding and pillows are provided. Saturday dinner and Saturday and Sunday breakfasts will be supplied. Hikers are responsible for their meals enroute to and from our destinations, including Friday dinner, as well as trail lunches and snacks.
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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.