We won't be letting August go by without getting one more hike in, and for this event we'll be headed west of Indy to Harden Lake, which is part of the Raccoon State Recreation Area. It's a pretty moderate park with a few ups and downs, and I'm hoping the weather will be on our side. Our plan for the day will be to hike one big loop through the park that will take about 2 1/2 hours. We'll be starting with trail 3 and then hit 4, 1, and 2, taking us back to where we started.
Admission to the park is $5 per vehicle.
For anyone who wants to meet us at the park, we'll meet at the parking lot where trail 3 begins. Once you pass through the gate house, you'll pass by the property manager's residence and later pass a beach house, and then the parking lot will be on your right. A map of the park is located here.
Car Pool Info: NEW LOCATION! To avoid the Farmer's Market crowd, our car pool will be meeting a new location for this hike, so please be aware that we will not be meeting alongside Broad Ripple High School. Instead, we'll meet along the west side of Bishop Chatard High School, which is on the corner of Kessler Boulevard and Crittenden Avenue, at 5885 Crittenden Avenue. The parking along the street is free and we'll meet on the sidewalk in front of the school at 9:30am.
Car pool @ 9:30am
Hike @ 11am
See you at the hike,