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