This is a group for people of African descent interested in hiking, rock climbing, camping, rafting, etc. All skill levels are welcome. I started this group to meet other outdoor enthusiasts. I am looking forward to exploring the outdoors with you.
Saturday (November 9, 2019)
The 55 acre, Nina Mason Pullim EcoLab at Marian University is home to over 10 nature trails. Birding is excellent in the EcoLab as the Crooked Creek corridor attracts warbler and other migrant species, especially in the spring and fall. The EcoLab also attracts several species of sparrows, as well as the Great Horned Owl, American Woodcock, Common Yellowthroat, Wood Duck, Baltimore Oriole, and many more. Flowers are also spectacular along the trails, especially in the late summer. In addition to the birds and flowers, lucky hikers can see other mammals such as beaver, deer, fox, and mink wandering the EcoLab grounds.
• Members (No Cost)
• Non-Members ($4.00)
• Comfortable hiking shoes
• Walking stick (if needed)
• Trail mix or other light snacks
• A day pack to carry other provisions is optional but certainly not necessary.
We will gather at 9:00 am Saturday morning at Allison Mansion on the campus of Marian University The address is (3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222). At 9:15 we will enter the trail using the East Trailhead, which is just southwest of the mansion. We should complete the hike by 11:00 am. Once the hike is complete, we will debrief and depart.
The EcoLab provides the following rules: hours are from dusk to dawn; only foot traffic is permitted on the trails (no bikes); pets are allowed but must be leashed; clean up after your pets; no swimming in the ponds; and clean up after yourself.