Weather permitting and given time constraints on scheduling, I thought I would suggest a hike a bit more familiar to me so let's head to Brown County. The hike will start at Ogle Lake and we will do Trail 9 which is a steady climb up and back (some call it rugged) and Trail 8 (moderate). If we add Trail 7 (moderate), it would be about 8 miles total. Of course, those who want to leave after the first or second trail are welcome to do so since they all come back to the parking lot. And depending upon the interest level, we may or may not do Trail 7.
The cost to enter the park is $5 and I usually enter the park through the North Gate and follow the signs to Ogle Lake. I'll host the carpool on the Northeast Side at the 96th Street Kohls and those who want to meet at the Broad Ripple location, feel free to do so. Let's plan to meet at 10:00am to head to the park. It takes about an hour and 45 minutes to the Park from the Northeast side of Indy.
Please bring water to stay hydrated and light snacks. I'm not planning to stop for dinner afterwards however if enough people are interested and anyone has any recommendations, we can stop somewhere on the way home.
Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.