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Rocking In The New Year (Day Hike)
Rock in the New Year with Central Indiana Wilderness Club. We will meet at the Morgan Monroe State Forest Parking lot a 9:15 am. We will hike 5-6 miles on terrain rated as moderate. After the hike we will convene at the Cherry Lake Shelter for a fire and a pitch in lunch. (optional) Bring your backpacking stove and your favorite Back-country Meal to demonstrate and share. Other ideas might be hot dogs, chips other snacks. Dress in layers. And be prepared to bring rain gear if forecasted. Bring water bottle and way to carry it. Hydrate before the hike. **Everyone needs to sign the club waiver for the event.

Morgan Monroe State Forrest Main Office

6220 Forrest Road · Martinsville, in


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    What we're about

    Founded in 1982, The Central Indiana Wilderness Club (CIWC) is a non-profit volunteer-run club organized for the purpose of providing affordable wilderness adventures. Based in central Indiana, our activities include backpacking, car camping, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and cross-country skiing.

    Each year CIWC conducts trips ranging in length from one to ten days to destinations as diverse as southern Indiana, the Grand Canyon and the Smokey Mountains. We have day events, overnight trips for beginners and extended trips for those with lots of outdoor experience and everything in between. On a CIWC trip you will have the opportunity to explore new places and meet new friends. Our overnight trips are small and friendly, averaging eight people per trip, organized by a CIWC member. Our membership includes members who vary widely in age, experience and ability.

    We are a teaching club so we can allow you to learn at your own pace. We have formal classes and workshops and can loan gear (i.e. tents and backpacks) to help you on your first few trips.

    Being on Meetup is not the same as full membership. Meetup does allow you to participate in most day events, but not in our traditional overnight trips. To become a dues-paying member take the link below to our main web site.

    Membership fees are $35 per year for individuals and $50 for families. Membership brings you the Trail Mix, our quarterly newsletter which allows you to preview and sign-up for trips before they are posted on the website. Membership also enables you to get the latest information about new trips via email via email updates. Just click on “JOIN” and get ready to start a new adventure.


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