After receiving word from Cheryl that the rifle hunting season will be taking place in the Morgan-Monroe area, we’ll reschedule that trip for another time. As a replacement hike, we’ll be going to McCormick’s Creek State Park.
Our plan for the day will be to cover between five and six miles and the trails at McCormick's Creek are mainly moderate with some rugged sections along the creek. Be sure to come prepared to deal with whatever weather we may be experiencing that day.
Admission to the park is $5.
We'll be meeting within the park at the Hill Crest Shelter. The parking spots along the street are usually where we park, since they're close to the restrooms across the street. A map of McCormick's Creek is located here at the Department of Natural Resources website. Scroll down on the page to the "Maps" section.
As usual, our car pool will be meeting at the west side of Broad Ripple High School (1115 Broad Ripple Avenue) in the free parking spots along Compton Street just south of Broad Ripple Avenue (this is not a parking lot--we park on the street and usually gather on the sidewalk under the tree near the cement bench). We'll be leaving at 10am. The best places to park are directly beside the high school between Broad Ripple Avenue and 62nd Street. Please be on time and arrive ready to go.
Car pool @ 10am
Hike @ 12pm
Trail: Mainly moderate with some rugged trails
Length of hike: Between 5 and 6 miles, 3 to 3.5 hours
See you on the 17th,