We are going to do more miles than we usually do in this group. Please sign up only after reading the description.
This will trip be a butt kicker, calorie burner, cramps, sore legs, going to bed early kind of a trip. We will see Indian Staircase, Cloudsplitter, Indian Arch, Chimney Top Rock (from the base), Hanson's Point (from the base), possibly Pygmalion Rock, Signature Rock, Buck Point, 22 Windows, Bug Head Rock, Stereo Cove, Cimabue's Cave, Gravity Rock, Frankenstein Rock, Skull Cap Rock, and 2 suspension bridges. This will be a point to point hike so we will need to set up a car shuttle.
We're going to start at Bison Way and camp about a mile from the parking area on Friday night. On Saturday we will follow the Sheltowee Trace trail southwest for about 8.2 miles. Then head southeast on trail 226 for 1.5 miles (jucntion I on the OutrageGIS maps). At Junction H, we will head northeast on trail 220 for 1.2ish miles to Saturday nights camp. Sunday we'll head to junction G and go east on trail 221 for about 3 miles to Swift Camp Creek Parking Area. Then of course, we go to Miguels Pizza so we don't go home weighing less than we did when we started.
It will be about a mile Friday night, 11 miles Saturday, and 3 on Sunday. That's 14 miles in pretty rough terrain.
Pack light. We will be spending most of the time walking so leaving camp comforts at home will be wise. I plan on camping by a water source both nights so that will help as well.
Remember, only sign up if you think you're up to doing this. The route will not change, the climbs will not get smaller, the distance will not get shorter. The pizza however, will be better after 14 miles as compared to 5.