Two nights backpacking in the Charles Deam Wilderness. The total mileage for the weekend should be 10-12 miles. Half of the trip will be on trails that I am familiar with and the other half will be ones I have wanted to explore.
We will meet Friday evening at 5:00 at the Grubb ridge trail head. We will then proceed down Frank Grubb ridge and camp toward the end of the ridge at a pond. It is about 2.5 miles from the parking lot to the campsite. Saturday we can swing past Patton cave on our way across Tower Ridge Road on the Cope Hollow Loop. Again we will camp by a pond and then hike out on Sunday.
I would rate the difficulty as moderate with a couple of rugged sections.
Directions: Take State Route 446 south from State Route 46 out of Bloomington and turn at Tower Ridge Road. You will see a sign for the Charles C. Deam Wilderness and the Maumee Boy Scout Camp. It is a gravel road. The Wilderness boundary begins just a few hundred feet down this road and continues for several miles. Please get a map before visiting this area as the boundaries are not clearly marked. GPS Coordinates for the Grubb Ridge Trailhead: Lat- 39o 1'[masked]"N Long- 86o 20'[masked]"W
The trail we will take Friday night is not shown on the map above.