Upcoming events

    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 6363 Spring Mill Rd, Indianapolis, IN

    Volunteer Day at Holliday Park

    6363 Spring Mill Rd, Indianapolis

    October 20, 2019  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


    We have been contacted by Holliday Park to see if we could send over some volunteers this Sunday, October 20th at 1:00 PM to help pick up the pumpkin luminaries we set out last Saturday.  This should be a pretty easy task. All of the gravel gets dumped out right on the trail and the pumpkins get put in a large trash bag. 

    This should take less than an hour.

    We get credit for our volunteer hours to be used to offset our use of the nature center for our meetings.   This would help build our relationship with the park and keep us on good terms.

    Please register so we can anticipate turnout. You will be expected to check in and sign a waiver. 

    Thanks in advance for your help

    Please RSVP to help us anticipate turnout. 

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • Great Smoky Mt NP, Waynesille, NC

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Cataloochee Area, Waynesville, NC

    October 24-27, 2019

    Co-Trip Leaders: Phyllis Legan and Cindy Durr

    Type of Trip: Hiking

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $204/$102

    Cancellation Date and full payment: July 26, 2019

    Wilderness Level: 3 High Risk – Forested setting with road access but EMS more than 2 hours away      

    Trip Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous with up to 10 miles per day and up to 2200 foot elevation gain in one day.

    Group Size: 9/7 Maximum/Minimum

    Adults Only

    Join us for an adventure to Cataloochee Valley near Waynesville, NC in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This area is noted for its history including several cabins, churches and homes built before the 1930’s when the park was created. It is also known for wildlife viewing since elk were re-introduced here in 2001(late October is near the end of the rut season). There is always a chance to see turkeys and possibly a bear as well.

    We will be front country camping in the primitive campground. Prepare for cool nights and some steep climbs with moderate footing. Plans are to hike the Little Cataloochee Valley trail (10.2 miles and lots of history) and the Boogerman Trail (7.3 miles and several stream crossings) all depending on the weather and stream height. There are many alternate trails which are also beautiful if we need to change plans. If you are a fisherman (Tennessee or N. Carolina license needed) you may have some time in the evening to try for trout as well. 

    Trip cost includes transportation in club van, park entrance, camping fees, six trail meals, use of shared club gear, and miscellaneous supplies. Meals on the road are at your expense.

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

    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

    CanoeCopia 2020

    Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI

    March 13-15, 2020

    Co-Trip Leaders: John Carlson and TBA

    Type of Trip: Convention/Paddle

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $200/$100

    Cancellation Date and full payment: February 14, 2020

    Wilderness Level:  1       

    Trip Difficulty: Easy

    Group Size: 10 Maximum

    Adults Only

    Canoecopia at Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI is the largest paddlesports trade show and educational symposium in the world. The show features more than 200 exhibitors, outfitters, and guides, in a 250,000 square foot exhibition hall full of canoes, kayaks, standup paddleboards, outdoor equipment, and clothing. Over 100 presentations scheduled at multiple times over the weekend will inform, entertain, and inspire you. We will be occupying two rooms at the Clarion Suites Hotel, which is attached to the Alliant Energy center. The rooms are furnished with two queen beds and a queen size sleep sofa. Rooms include a complimentary breakfast buffet and exercise room. The trip fee does not include admission to the three-day show. The three-day weekend pass be purchased at the box office for $30.00, or may be ordered online from Rutabaga (the show sponsor) at https://www.rutabaga.com,. To view the Canoecopia 2020 show guide, go to: http://www.canoecopia.com. You can request a Show Guide be mailed to you, and order wristband admission tickets on the www.canoecopia.com.

    We will travel in the CIWC van, leaving at approximately 9:00 a.m. from the northeast side of Indianapolis. We will eat lunch on the way and arrive in time to check in at the hotel by 3 p.m. The Friday show hours start at 4:00 p.m. We will leave the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI on Sunday afternoon around 2 p.m., and arrive home around 9 p.m.

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

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