The Central Indiana Wilderness Club has now started to plan Trips and other events for the 2024 calendar year.  These will be released first to our members at our Annual meeting, date to be announced, but you must be a member to attend the Annual meeting.  2024 Trips will be released to the general public in late January 2024.  If you would like to know more about Trip Leaders check out our Open Positions tab.  

October 2024 Events

Holliday Park Volunteer Days for October 2023:  (Click on date below to Register)

October 21, 9:00 AM.  Twice a year we “pay back” Holliday Park for allowing us free use of their facilities for our socials, workshops, classes and other events.  We do this in June and again in October.  Your volunteer hours are needed to help us meet our goals with our partnership agreement. 

Dress in work clothes as we will be out on the grounds most likely setting up the pumpkin luminaries for the park’s Halloween event.    (This event was completed).

October 29, 9:00 AM.  This volunteer day is simply to go back out to the trail and pick up the pumpkin luminaries and return them to the maintenance area.  Easy and quick.  



November 8, 6:30 PM.  We are excited to announce that Creek Stewart a nationally-known survivalist, television host, entrepreneur, author and teacher of outdoor skills will be with us in November at Holliday Park.  This event is open to both CIWC Members and non members.  

Video Introduction - Meet Creek Stewart 

November 8th Event Link to Register

Registration is required and seating is limited so register early to guarantee your seat.

If you have questions contact CIWC at ciwcinfo@gmail.com

Some Useful Links  

US National Parks

Indiana Department of Health

The latest DNR update

Knobstone Trail Update

Additionally the DNR Trails Section has contacted us with these suggestions.  

The best practices we have personally been trying to promote are hiking at non-peaks hours (weekends or late afternoon or early evening) if possible as well as considering taking the less popular trails when possible. For example in the Indianapolis area, maybe consider hiking the trails at the Nina Pulliam Ecolab at Marian University or Southeastway Park rather than the those at Eagle Creek Park, Holliday Park, or Fort Harrison that are often very busy. And if you do go to Eagle Creek maybe you don’t try to hike the red trail and instead opt for the green loop or the newer trails on the west side that are less popular.

Update From Hoosier National Forest - Deam Wilderness

Questions:  ciwcinfo@gmail.com

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