• Beginner Backpacking Trip: Tecumseh Trail to Fox Den, Morgan Monroe State Forest, June 29-30, 2024

Beginner Backpacking Trip: Tecumseh Trail to Fox Den, Morgan Monroe State Forest, June 29-30, 2024

  • June 29, 2024
  • June 30, 2024
  • Morgan Monroe SF, 6220 Forest Rd, Martinsville, IN 46151


  • You will be notified when there is availability.


Beginners Backpacking Trip

Tecumseh Trail to Fox Den

Morgan Monroe State Forest

June 29-30, 2024

Trip Leaders:  Leslie Green, Diane, Osborn, and Steve Kinch

Type of Trip: Backpacking; Hiking

Contact:  ciwcinfo@gmail.com

Cost: $40 (non Refundable) - Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast; Use of club gear - Bring lunch and snacks for the trail

Adults Only

Maximum number: 12

Difficulty: Beginner

Rain Date: September 28-29, 2024

***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.

The Tecumseh Trail is one of Indiana’s best long trails that begins at Morgan-Monroe State Forest Headquarters near Monroe Reservoir. We will complete about 5 miles of the trail in Brown County from East Lost Branch to Richards Road with an overnight stay at Fox Den, 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.

After meeting in Beanblossom, we’ll divide into two groups and shuttle to each end of the section and then hike toward each other to meet at Fox Den for the overnight camping. At camp, we will set up shelters, filter water, cook dinner as a group with various stove types, and have a campfire for the evening. Various other topics such as protecting food from critters, back country hygiene, and leave no trace will be covered throughout the afternoon and evening.

In the morning, we will cook our breakfast and break camp. Then each group will continue the trail in the same direction you were heading to end the hike at the other shuttle point. Therefore, you’ll hike about five miles of the trail from point to point.

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 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. 

Questions? Contact CIWCinfo@gmail.com

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