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I have backpacking fever... All the time... I just got back from backpacking in Central Oregon and had the fever within a week. So, I decided to start a new group that would set out to do at least 1 backpacking trip per quarter in and around Indiana and neighboring states. Most of the trips will be 2 nights long. Also, I am a photographer and videographer, and absolutely love documenting backpacking trips. If any of this sounds interesting to you, please join the group! Thanks!

Upcoming events (4)

Fox Den Overnight

Morgan-Monroe State Forest

This is designed to be a practice / training overnight hike out to the Fox Den Shelter. I have a couple new gear items I want to test before the through hike later in the month. This will be an out and back hike. There are a lot of options for hike distance because of the shortcuts / parking options. I think there is a hike option here for anyone who wants to attend. Depending on who signs up and how many miles they want to do, final plans and timing are TBD. We can either all start at the same place, all meet at the shelter, or try to meet along the trail. Distances can be 5, 10, 12, or 15 miles.

Backpacker Magazine's "Get Out More Tour" @ Rusted Moon Outfitters

Hey Everyone, Recently, we were contacted by an intern @ Backpacker Magazine. They thought our group looked cool and they are looking to generate some more interest in their 19th annual "Get Out More Tour". It's located on Tuesday, 6/4/19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Rusted Moon Outfitters in Broad Ripple. I pasted the details below from their Facebook page. I'll be there and it would be awesome to see/meet several familiar faces at the event! Moreover, since it's conveniently located 1 block away from one of my favorite pubs, feel free to come early and join me for some some pre-event libations over at Broad Ripple Brew Pub. See you there at 5:30? Here's a link to their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/436714473763466 ***If you are going to attend, please RSVP here AND RSVP on their Facebook page.*** Here are the details for the event: Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! The renowned outdoor adventure road show, the Get Out More Tour is coming to your area! BACKPACKER Magazine, the authority on outdoor adventure, is proud to present the 19th annual Get Out More Tour! BACKPACKER Magazine’s ambassador, Randy Propster, is an expert in the outdoor industry. He spends over 200 days out of the year on the road, pursuing his passions---hiking, backpacking, camping, and outdoor adventure of all kinds! Randy and the Get Out More Tour will visit Rusted Moon Outfitters on June 4th, 2019 at 6:30PM. Randy’s expertise, knowledge, and tips + tricks inspire experienced and novice outdoor enthusiasts across the country to get out more. Plus, each event will include a killer outdoor gear giveaway! The interactive 90-minute seminar will educate and inspire participants while covering a wide range of topics including: Backpacking essentials The latest in gear and apparel Living a van life Survival skills Trail-tested tips Join us at a FREE Get Out More Tour event for the opportunity to meet Randy and the chance to win top-notch outdoor gear from the Tour’s incredible sponsors! Sponsor Information The 2019 Get Out More Tour is presented by Adventure Medical Kit, Backpacker’s Pantry, Fjallraven, Hydrapak, LEKI, MSR, Osprey, Republic of Durable Goods, Salomon, Sawyer Products, Nemo and BioLite.

Tecumseh Trail Through Hike

Morgan-Monroe State Forest

I am planning a through hike of the Tecumseh Trail for June 21st - 23rd. Depending on the number of attendees, logistics, and accommodations things may change slightly. I have hiked the entire trail, but never as one continuous hike. That is the goal. I expect it to be a serious challenge. It will be hot, humid, buggy, ect... everyone will need to be self-sufficient and everyone hikes at their own risk. Weather will not cancel the event, so plan accordingly. Current plans are as follows... Who: Anyone equipped and capable to travel 42 miles on foot in 3 days. What: Point to Point through hike. (North to South) When: June 21 - 23 (might stage cars the 20th and camp in MMSF) Where: MMSF headquarters @ 7am 6/21/19 Why: The Challenge How: Preferably as safe as possible https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/indiana/the-tecumseh-trail Day 1: Trailhead to Fox Den Shelter. This will be close to 15 miles. Day 2: Fox Den to Yellow wood Lake. This will be close to 17 miles. Day 3: Yellowwood Lake to the Crooked Creek Parking. About 9 miles Day 3+: There is an option for another 4 miles to get to the southern end of the trail (2 miles each way) from the parking area. Standard Leave no Trace practice is expected. There will be a cost for the campsite(s) at Yellowwood Lake. Sites are cheap and multiple people can be on each site. Current plan is to stage vehicles as the southern terminus. Hope to see you there.

Easy Backpacking Weekend Trip

Charles C. Deam Wilderness

This will be more about spending a fun weekend outdoors. We will hike in to the peninsula and set up camp. You can swim, hike, lounge for the weekend. If you haven't been here before, it's a primitive site but has several campsites available. I will likely head down early in the day to grab a good site for us. More details to follow but this will be a rain or shine event.

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