Day Hike of The Pate Hollow Trail

Pate Hollow Trail – Paynetown State Recreation Area – December 15, 2012

Pate Hollow Trail is a very nice trail in the Lake Monroe Area where we will do a loop of approximately 8 to 10 miles in length. This will most likely be the last hike we will complete this year. It is a rolling terrain through some old growth forests on the north and east side of Lake Monroe. I will bring a stove and some hot chocolate that we can drink during our snack break about half way through the hike. Bring your typical snacks and water for this hike, and maybe some additional water for the hot chocolate. I am depending on some of those who have a backpack stove and pot to bring them in your pack to help out with this chore of heating water. The hike will go snow or shine as long as the trail is reasonably safe. Should anyone have questions you can email me [masked] or I can be reached at:[masked]-7138.

Several people have expressed an tinterest in camping Saturday night after the hike.  We will be camping in the area of the hike, either at Paynetown or Deam Wilderness.  If you would like to camp in addition to the hike please email me as well as RSVP in order that I can have a sperate list.  Of the 15 currently on the hike, 5 have indicated a camp also.  Should be a nice addition to the hike.

I believe the trailhead is behind the Paynetown State Recreation Office and we will meet in the parking lot. The Paynetown SRA is located off SR 446 east of Bloomington just a mile or so north of the causeway. I will send an email when I have a more complete directions list.

Total distance: approximately 10 miles
Difficulty rating: Moderate
Family rating: High School Youth OK with adult

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hike was really enjoyable and I'm glad the rain stopped early. Temperature was excellent for December. Great group of people! Looking forward to hiking with you all again. Hope the camping was enjoyable too!

    December 17, 2012

    • Andrew W.

      Sorry I missed the Saturday hike (spent most of day looking after a sick dog). I can tell you however that the camping was excellent (thank you Kurt, Steve and Ellen) and was much warmer than we could ever dare hope for in December - and it stopped raining. Kurt, Ellen and I then rounded out the weekend with a very pleasant hike on the south side of lake Monroe. Looking forward to the next hike. Andrew

      December 17, 2012

    • Kurt K.

      I had a great time both days. You can look at the SPOT map for details of where we went. I also posted pictures.

      December 18, 2012

  • Sevan S B.

    Refreshingly cool day of hiking a moderate, muddy yet manageable trail - hot choc & campfire warmed up the day - extra treats sweetened the day - great company completed the day! :-)

    December 15, 2012

    • James E.

      Thank you for attending and sharing pictures.

      1 · December 17, 2012

  • Katrina

    Great turnout and it was fun to hike in the rain!

    December 15, 2012

    • James E.

      Wish you would.have joined us for hot chocolate. Thank you for attending

      1 · December 17, 2012

  • Steve

    This was my first hike with the group. Had a great time and I am looking forward to the next hike. Wonderful group of people.

    December 17, 2012

  • James E.

    A good group of 22 heardy hikers. Thank you to all participated on the hike and espically to all who pitched in with stoves for the hot chocolate and those who brought extra treats. Started rainey but then the weather broke...a good day to hike.

    December 15, 2012

  • Kurt K.

    I will have a SPOT device on. Your friends and relatives will be able to see 10 minute increments of our location. This will be shared with any hiking that occurs on Sunday and will remain for 7 days. Let me know if you have any questions...

    http://share.findmespot.com/sha...­

    December 8, 2012

    • Sevan S B.

      Guess this is the classic case of 'you can run but you can't hide'! If you're not with the HOAG you're with the CIWC; and either way you have a SPOT on! :-)

      1 · December 12, 2012

    • Kurt K.

      I can't be in two places at once, but I can be in one place in two clubs!

      December 12, 2012

  • Steve

    I will be leaving from the Carmel/Westfiled area if anyone wants to ride along.

    December 11, 2012

    • Deb

      Do you still have room for a rider? I live in Lebanon.

      December 12, 2012

  • Bill

    Hi All,

    As we approach Saturday, I have two confirmed passengers in my car and room for one more. I will be departing from the Broad Ripple area and passing through downtown Indy on the way south. If anyone wants to hop in anywhere along my route just give me a call or email. [masked] [masked]

    December 11, 2012

    • Sevan S B.

      Thanks Bill, you're a lifesaver; I think those of us catching a ride are most grateful for the offer! :-)

      December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I found out a friend from my area is going too and I'm going to carpool with him. Thanks for responding and the offer. I'm looking forward to my first hike with the group. See you Saturday!

    December 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interested in carpooling from the south side? I'm in Franklin Township near County Line and Emerson.

    December 7, 2012

    • James E.

      You can ride with me if you would like. As organizer I need to be a little earley. We could meet at 135 and stones crossing

      December 7, 2012

    • Sevan S B.

      I don't mind carpooling from any side of town although I will be driving from the Noblesville area, and I am just doing the day hike ie. returning Saturday evening...

      December 10, 2012

  • Sevan S B.

    I won't be camping this time; but I'll be there for the day hike and for the hot chocolate of course! ;-) Since I don't have heating equipment, I'll bring extra bottled water & I'll supply the marshmallows! :-)

    November 27, 2012

    • James E.

      Thank you...see you there.

      November 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know how many are camping on Saturday?

    November 25, 2012

  • Bill

    I'll be happy to bring along my backpack stove and pot to help heat some water. Looking forward to my inaugural outing with the group!

    November 21, 2012

  • Kurt K.

    Should we carry in water or bucket/filter?

    November 21, 2012

    • James E.

      I think we will be able to pull water from lake. I am counting on you to be the offical photographer. Good work on the other pictures.

      November 21, 2012

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