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    • 24 Jul 2020
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    • 26 Jul 2020
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    • Brown County SP, 1801 SR 46 E, Nashville, IN 47448
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    Conditioning Campout at

    Brown County State Park

    1801 SR 46 E, Nashville, IN 

    July 24-26, 2020

    Trip Leader: Leslie Green

    Type of Trip: Hiking/Camping

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $30

    Cancellation Date and full payment: July 1, 2020

    Wilderness Level: 1

    Trip Difficulty: 1000 feet elevation gain per hike

    Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

    Level 1: Applies to trips in which we carry only day packs and stay on maintained trails. Hiking distances range from 3-6 mile, and elevation gain can be as much as 2000 feet. You should be comfortable hiking 3-6 miles in a day with considerable gain/loss on good trails.

    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.

    Group Size: 20/8 Maximum/Minimum

    Adults Only

    Do you need to get yourself in better condition for one of the longer, more strenuous hikes with CIWC this year? Do you want to build your stamina? Come spend a summer weekend in Brown County State Park and get in over 16 miles of hilly terrain that will help you build your fitness level and enjoy one of Indiana’s most beautiful places.

    Friday night

    Arrival and set up camp at the Rally Group Campground. If time allows, complete Trail 10 and climb the fire tower for an expansive view of the Brown County Hills.

    Saturday – Hills and Hollows

    Set off early, before the heat builds, for a 9+ mile hike up and down the hills on parts of Trails 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 including the “stair-master”  After arriving back at camp we can clean up (showers available) and head over to Big Woods Distillery for dinner.

    Sunday – Lasso the Lakes

    Another early start to hike around Ogle and Strahl Lakes and points in between for a total of about 6 miles. There are plenty of elevation gains and losses as we enjoy the shoreside trails.  After breaking camp, we’ll head over to Abe Martin Lodge for the buffet breakfast.  

    Bring your camping set up, a full backpack to carry on the trail, dinner for Friday night (or eat before you come), trail lunches/snacks, a musical instrument (as desired), and other entertainment – cornhole anyone? Coffee and tea with oatmeal mixes will be available each morning for breakfast. Trip fee covers camping, two breakfasts and firewood. Entrance to park is $7.00 per vehicle unless you have park pass. Carpooling to the location is recommended. You’ll also pay for meals at Big Woods and Abe Martin Lodge.


    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. 




    • 28 Jul 2020
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    • 01 Aug 2020
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    • Manitou Island, Michigan
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    Manitou Island - Between Sunrise and Sunset

    Michigan

    July 28 - August 1, 2020

    Co-Trip Leaders: Bob Klecka and Jinkie Limio 

    Type of Trip: Backpacking

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $220/$110

    Cancellation Date and full payment: June 29, 2020

    Wilderness Level: 4

    Trip Difficulty: Moderate - 6-8 miles per day

    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.

    Level 3: Applies to backpacking trips in which we hike with 25-35 pound backpacks. In one day, we can hike up to 7 miles and 3000 feet of elevation gain on maintained trails, or up to 5 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain on more rugged trails. For a Level 3 trip you should be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles in a day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 25-pound backpack.

    Group Size: 10/9 Maximum/Minimum

    Adults Only

    We will meet at 7:00 pm,Tuesday July 28, 2020 in Indy and drive to Ludington, MI to get motel room. Wednesday we will finish the drive to Leland . Board the ferry and take hour long boat ride to  North Manitou Island. After meeting the Ranger we will start our hike. We will have three campsites and hiking will be 4-6 miles a day. The loop is 13.5 miles but there will be opportunity for exploring and side hikes.

    To really enjoy and appreciate the history of the island I recommend picking up copy and reading the book Between Sunrise and Sunset by Rita Hadra Rusco. She lived on the island and knew many of the people and history of the island.

    Island is very scenic and there are some of the homes and structures we will find along the way. The sunrises and sunsets are amazing. This is not high mileage trip so come and enjoy the island and kickback and enjoy time on the beach. You will need to bring your own lunches while on the island. All breakfast and dinners while on the island are included. Ferry tickets and all park fees are also included.

    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 $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. 




    • 22 Aug 2020
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    • 30 Aug 2020
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    • BWCA, Superior National Forest, MN
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    Boundary Waters Canoe Area Trip

    Superior National Forest, MN

    August 22-30, 2020

    Co-Trip Leaders: Kevin Ayers and John Carlson

    Type of Trip: Canoeing

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $525/$260

    Cancellation Date and full payment: May 30, 2020

    Wilderness Level: 4 Very Remote

    Trip Difficulty: 

    Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

    Level 4

    Lake Paddling – wearing PDF required 

    1. Warm (above 65 degrees) calm waters – very little wind.

    2. Cool waters / slightly windy, waves up to one foot – water in BWCA is always cool with waves when the wind is up

    3. Challenges from wind & waves – a BWCA trip may experience days with wind. Schedule will allow for adjustments in case of being wind bound.

    4. Portages: (number, longest, terrain) depending on the route selected, estimate 20+, longest less then a mile, terrain includes hills with rocks and roots

    Group Size: 8/7 Maximum/Minimum

    Adults Only

    The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is over 1 million acres of wilderness where the glaciers left behind rugged cliffs, canyons, gentle hills, towering rock formations, rocky shores, sandy beaches and thousands of lakes and streams, interspersed with islands and surrounded by forest. This unique area is located in northeastern Minnesota along the Canadian border. Join the crew for a week-long early fall trip paddling and portaging lightweight Kevlar canoes through this amazing wilderness enjoying the water, beautiful scenery, wildlife, and ending our days with the milky way stretching out overhead like a blanket. This trip will be a combination of canoeing and portaging (hiking between bodies of water). This is a level 4 trip due the remoteness of the area and physical requirements to paddle a canoe and carry gear and canoes.

    Who Should Participate in this Trip:

    This trip will be suited for those new to the Boundary Waters or those with canoe tripping experience. The route is planned for a beginner friendly group. However you should have some backcountry camping experience. At times we will be two days or more from a road access. You will need to be a good physical shape in order to carry weight over portages and be able camp in remote places over the better part of a week. See prerequisites below. If you want to experience wilderness travel at its best you’ll want to go canoe camping in the Boundary Waters. If needed, Introduction to Canoe Camping can be your qualifying event.

    Prerequisites:

    · Introduction to Canoe Camping or similar experience (check with leaders)

    · Ability to Carry 40-45 lb. Packs and Canoes Over Portages.

    · A pre-trip meeting may be necessary to go over gear needs, packing requirements and trip logistics in general.

    The two day ride up will allow for a relaxed drive, overnighting at a Wisconsin cabin providing an opportunity to organize personal and crew gear saving time at the outfitters in Ely. We’ll also have time to stop in Duluth and have more time in Ely before bunking down the night to get a good night’s rest before hitting the water. After we come off the water we’ll get showers at the outfitters, eat lunch in Ely and start the two day drive back home.

    Those going on the trip should attend the canoe trip training weekend.

    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 $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. 




    • 12 Sep 2020
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    • 19 Sep 2020
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    • Adirondack Mountains, New York

    Hiking the Adirondack Mountains

    New York

    September 12-19, 2020

    Co-Trip Leaders: Bette Hanna and Dave Hoffmeyer

    Type of Trip: Hiking

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $685/$345     (+ Airfare)

    Cancellation Date and full payment: June 1, 2020

    Wilderness Level: 2

    Trip Difficulty: Strenuous; Rugged terrain, about 7 miles daily; 1000 feet elevation gain; 

    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.

    Group Size: 10/8 Maximum/Minimum

    Adults Only

    Leaving Albany New York on Saturday September 12th we will get to experience the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. After a scenic drive to Keene Valley, we will be staying in a 5 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bathroom cabin for six nights. There is lots of day hiking nearby.The park has many beautiful lakes, water falls and mountain views. You will be responsible every day for your lunches and eating out for dinner and your travel to Albany. The average high temperature in September is 70 with lows in the 30’s. There may be optional canoeing on trips. We will return on Friday to stay in a hotel in Albany. You will be responsible for any meals while traveling. We will fly home on Saturday. While this is a Level 2 day hiking trip it will be very strenuous, we are in the mountains!!

    A mandatory practice hike will be scheduled at a later date.

    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 $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. 



     

    • 28 Sep 2020
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    • 29 Sep 2020
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    • Forth Wayne, IN
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    Bike Fort Wayne Indiana

    September 28-29, 2020

    Co-Trip Leaders: John South and TBA

    Type of Trip: Biking

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $85/$85

    Cancellation Date and full payment: August 15, 2020

    Wilderness Level: 1 

    Trip Difficulty: 30 miles on level trails; 10-12 mph; some small hills mostly level terrain; riding on mostly bike trails with some road riding;

    Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

    Level 1: Applies to trips in which we carry only day packs and stay on maintained trails. Hiking distances range from 3-6 mile, and elevation gain can be as much as 2000 feet. You should be comfortable hiking 3-6 miles in a day with considerable gain/loss on good trails.

    Group Size: 14/12 Maximum/Minimum

    Adults Only

    Fort Wayne Trails- We’ll visit my old stomping grounds of Fort Wayne. Since I left the area in the mid 70’s they have built miles of trails that predominately follow the three rivers that converge in Fort Wayne.

    The trip will consist of driving to Fort Wayne in the club van with well-tuned bicycles and helmets on Monday morning. After arriving we will ride 20 to 30 miles of Fort Wayne trails, see parks, (visit the zoo?) and check into a hotel that night. Tuesday will be much the same with riding in the morning and returning to Indianapolis later in the day. We will be stopping at restaurants for our meals. Meals are not included in the trip cost. Most of the bicycling will be done on dedicated trails but some road riding will be required to complete loops and minimize out and back riding.

    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 $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. 



     

    • 02 Oct 2020
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    • 11 Oct 2020
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    • Appalachian Trail, TN/VA
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    Appalachian Trail

    Roan Mountain to Damascus (NOBO) or

    Damascus to Roan Mountain (SOBO)

    Tennessee and Virginia

    October 2-11, 2020

    Co-Trip Leaders: North Bound (NOBO)/South Bound (SOBO)

    NOBO: Leslie Green and Barb Shanks

    SOBO: Nanette Eshelman and Shelly Burress

    Type of Trip: Backpacking

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $305/$155

    Cancellation Date and full payment: July 3, 2020

    Wilderness Level: 3

    Trip Difficulty: Strenuous - 80 total miles; up to 11 miles per day; Elevation gains of up to 1000 feet per day

    Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

    Level 4: Denotes backpacking trips on established but rugged, unmaintained trail with multi-day backpacks (30-40 pounds). The hiking can e 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: 18/14 Maximum/Minimum

    Adults Only

    Note: Due to popular demand, we have expanded this trip from our original plan and will now have two groups of hikers that will hike from opposite ends of the section and cross in the middle. This will allow us to include an additional eight hikers.  Each group will have trip leaders, who will coordinate the activities of the group.

    The iconic Appalachian Trail is beloved to many hikers and Damascus, aka Trail Town, is one of the quintessential locations on the trail.  This hike from Roan Mountain, TN to Damascus, VA is 76 miles in total and is designed for experienced backpackers that want to conquer a significant section of the trail over eight days of hiking. Those going on this trip should be serious backpackers who are willing and able to arise early, efficiently hit the trail, and cover an average of 10 miles per day. It will be a self-sufficient trip, meaning you will bring your own gear and trail meals. Still, we will hike, eat, and work together to create the companionship that is the hallmark of any CIWC trip.

    NOBO (Northbound) will start the hike from at the Mountain Harbor Hostel in Roan Mountain, TN.  Features of the hike include Laurel Falls, Watugua Dam, and numerous high viewpoints. The elevation challenges in this section are moderate by AT standards, but still provide a challenge. The fall foliage may be starting to show, especially as we traverse the upper elevations.

    SOBO (Southbound) will start from Woodchuck Hostel in Damascus and hike south, using all the stops and sites of the NOBO group, but in the opposite direction. Both NOBOs and SOBOs will stay together mid-trip at Boots-Off Hostel.  From here hikers can also go to a nearby town to resupply for the final four days of hiking.  

    SOBOs will continue to Mountain Harbor Hostel where they will pick up the club van and bring it back to Damascus for a rendezvous with the NOBO Group who will be finishing the trip there.  NOBOs and SOBOs will all spend Saturday night back at the Woodchuck Hostel in Damascus.

    Damascus, VA, which is steeped in trail culture as the home of Trail Days that draws 10,000 hikers every June. The Woodchuck Hostel, where we will be staying is rated by many hikers as one of the best on the AT. There are plenty of places around town to get a post-hike meal and pleasant places to stroll about.

    The trip cost includes transportation in the club van (NOBO) or passenger cars (SOBO), all overnight accommodations, and breakfasts at three hostels. You are responsible for all other meals and snacks both on the road and on the trail. Recipes and suggestions will be provided as requested. Please note that we start the trip on a Friday and travel back the following Sunday. NOBOs and SOBOs will leave and return to the Indianapolis area from the same location.

    There are pre-requisite training hikes prior to the trip for those on the active and waiting list. Participants must agree to a strong regimen of conditioning hiking in advance of the trip. Leaders will be in contact accordingly.

    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 $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. 




    • 23 Oct 2020
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    • 25 Oct 2020
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    • Leota Trailhead, Scottburg, IN
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    Knobstone Trail

    Leota to Deam Lake (SOBO) or Deam Lake to Leota (NOBO)

    Scottsburg, IN

    Rescheduled to

    October 23 - 25, 2020

    Co-Trip Leaders: South Bound (SOBO)/North Bound )NOBO)

    SOBO: Nanette Eshelman and Will Eshelman

    NOBO: Janice Windes and Wendy Brinson

    Type of Trip: Backpacking

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $40/$40, Full payment due at sign up.

    Wilderness Level: 3 

    Trip Difficulty: Rugged. Up to 1500 feet elevation gain per day. Twenty five miles with average of 8 miles per day

    Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

    Level 3: Applies to backpacking trips in which we hike with 25-35 pound backpacks. In one day, we can hike up to 7 miles and 3000 feet of elevation gain on maintained trails, or up to 5 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain on more rugged trails. For a Level 3 trip you should be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles in a day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 25-pound backpack.

    Group Size: 16/14 Maximum/Minimum


    Adults Only

    Note: Due to popular demand, we have expanded this trip from our original plan and will now have two groups of hikers that will hike from opposite ends of the section and cross in the middle. This will allow us to include an additional eight hikers. Each group will have trip leaders, who will coordinate the activities of the group.

    The Knobstone Trail gets its rugged character and name from the ridge of bluffs and knobs (hills) known as the Knobstone Escarpment.  Last year we hiked 3 of the northern sections of the trail for about 20 miles. This year we will complete the remaining 25 miles from the Leota Trailhead to Deam Lake.

     This 3-day trip to the Knobstone Trail is an intermediate backpacking trip.  Previous backpacking experience is required.  While a moderate terrain, the trails of the Knobstone are quite strenuous.  You should be comfortable backpacking with 25-35 lb. backpacks an average of 8 miles a day.  (This is an average, we may high as much as 10). We will also have elevation each day of up to 1300 feet.  We will have a shakedown hike on March 8th in Brown County State Park and those signing up for this trip should plan to attend the shakedown.     

    The plan is to meet at the Leota Trailhead and start our trip early on Friday.  Water may need to be cached beforehand depending on the water situation.  The leaders will access this situation to ensure we have adequate water. We will navigate the many hills and hollers of the Knobstone Trail over the three days ending up at the Deam Lake Trailhead Sunday afternoon.  We will then shuttle back to Leota to get our cars. 

    The trip fee includes 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners on the trail and use of club equipment. Bring your own lunch, snacks, and plenty of water. The leaders will communicate more details as the trip approaches. 

    If we stop to eat after the trip the meal would be at the participant’s expense.  More details will be provided prior to the trip.  A shake-down (practice) hike is planned for March 8th.

    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 $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. 




    • 06 Nov 2020
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    • 08 Nov 2020
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    • Red River Gorge, Kentucky
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    Red River Gorge Intermediate

    Backpacking Weekend

    Kentucky

    November 6-8, 2020

    Co-Trip Leaders: Sharon Williams and Janice Windes

    Type of Trip: Backpacking

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $135/$70

    Cancellation Date and full payment: October 6, 2020

    Wilderness Level: 3 

    Trip Difficulty: Strenuous 6-8 miles per day with significant elevation changes

    Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

    Level 3: Applies to backpacking trips in which we hike with 25-35 pound backpacks. In one day, we can hike up to 7 miles and 3000 feet of elevation gain on maintained trails, or up to 5 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain on more rugged trails. For a Level 3 trip you should be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles in a day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 25-pound backpack.

    Group Size: 8/6 Maximum/Minimum

    Adults Only

    This 3 day trip to Red River Gorge is an intermediate backpacking trip.  It is possible there will be fall color remaining in the area.  Campsites are first come first serve so we will plan to leave Indianapolis about 9am on Friday, November 6, from a carpool location TBD based upon participants who sign up.

    We will plan to hike from one end of the forest to the other end for approximately 6-8 miles daily.  The trip will begin at Rock Bridge/Creation Falls and follow the Swift Camp Creek Trail to the Rough Trail.  We will hike the Rough Trail, which is challenging with the ups and downs and uneven ground and loop around on the Koomer Ridge/Buck Creek trail to the Hanson’s Ridge and then to the Gray’s Arch area Sunday morning to be picked up by a shuttle to the van.  We will locate a camp site each night depending upon where we are in our journey.  Sunday morning, we will plan to shower and then head to Miguels for pizza before heading home.

    We should be able to arrive back in Indy by 7pm or sooner, depending upon when we depart the area.

    The trip fee includes transportation in the club van.  All meals are on your own, but we will provide club equipment for use to prepare for meals on the trail.  We will be happy to provide recommendations for meals.

    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 $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. 




    • 13 Nov 2020
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    • 15 Nov 2020
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    • Whitewater State Park, 1418 S. State Road 101 Liberty, IN 47353
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    Singing-Hiking-Fossil Weekend

    Whitewater Memorial State Park, Liberty, IN

    (Rescheduled to)

    November 13-15, 2020 

    Co-Trip Leaders: Jill Whelan and Diane Osborn

    Type of Trip: Singing/Hiking/Fossil hunting

    Trip Cost/Deposit: $70/$70

    Cancellation Date and full payment: February 20, 2020

    Wilderness Level: 1/2         

    Trip Difficulty: Easy, 5 miles total hiking

    Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

    Level 1: Applies to trips in which we carry only day packs and stay on maintained trails. Hiking distances range from 3-6 mile, and elevation gain can be as much as 2000 feet. You should be comfortable hiking 3-6 miles in a day with considerable gain/loss on good trails.

    Group Size: 9/8 Maximum/Minimum

    Adults Only

    SINGING! FOSSIL HUNTING! HIKING! – What do these things have in common? Well, if you join us at Whitewater Memorial State Park on Friday March 27-Sunday March 29, you will be able to do all three. We will stay in two family cabins at the park, which is in Liberty, Indiana near Brookville Lake. Group singing and music-making will be a prime feature of the weekend, so all participants are encouraged to bring any portable instruments that they may play (including spoons, sticks, shakers, etc.) and some of their favorite songs to share/teach! In between music sessions, we will go out fossil-hunting along the road cuts on the way into Brookville (where we could have lunch at a restaurant or as a picnic at a scenic location) and do some easy hiking around the park. If the weather cooperates, there should be some great star gazing. Also, the lake is there for those who may want to fish.

    The trip fee covers cabin lodging, firewood, 2 breakfasts (including hot coffee, teas, and cocoa) and Saturday dinner. Participants will need to pay for their own lunches in town on Saturday, their entry into the park (currently $7 or State Park pass), and will bring along their own Friday dinner (or eat before coming), a favorite snack or dessert item to share with the group during the weekend, and any cold drinks desired. Details of what personal items to bring along, when to arrive at the park, and any other info will be sent to participants a few weeks before the trip. 

    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 $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. 


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