Set for the weekend of Tax day in America! We had a fun last year and I've been getting questions about whether I was looking it running it this year again (Without Mule last year never would have happened).
I'd like to make sure we do the free raffle again. So, start early making your neatest donated items ever or pull from your abundance of gear you don't use. I need a solid volunteer to go ahead and take this up, email me if you'd like with your suggestions at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully we can have the eat and greet go a little earlier than last year.
This is a cut and paste (with some modification) of the last Hoosier Hang information. All the details are here and worked well, even with the large group we had. Unless the number of attendees is more than 60 we should be fine with the parking at the two trailheads.
From the North trailhead: follow the trail until you come to the first Y, then go left
Then, ignore all the following Y split offs and stay on the main trail until you come to a big Y split
Turn left at the big Y (about 1 /12 miles Ė you will have travelled at least half way to the camp site
Follow the trail into the hollow and be sure to follow the creek that has the red/orange ribbon to the campsite.
NOTE: The main trail will be marked with ribbon or just follow someone who attended last year.
For the early risers, there will be maps at the trailhead.
Weíll do an eat and greet in the late afternoon. Bring a favorite snack/treat or local favorite Ė we like homemade, but will accept anything ☺
With a large number of attendees, plan on being spread out. I suggest picking out your trees and setting up ASAP, so you donít loose it.
Later, but before it gets dark, weíll do the raffle. Itís free Ė one win per person.
Around 11 pm, we will lead the group to the next spot - Itís about a 2 hr hike.
If the weather turns difficult, the option is available for the group to just day hike.
In the evening, we'll plan something - I'm not sure what yet.
Itís head back home at your own pace.
A few important notes that probably donít need to be mentioned, but are good reminders/info:
There isnít a privy, so youíll be digging a hole to do your business and bring your T.P.
Please, Practice Leave No Trace Ė Carry In, Carry Out.
There are natural water sources, so sterilizing/filtering your water is highly suggested. The first campsite has great water. The second campsite your better off carrying water to it from campsite one.
This is a family oriented event, so be mindful of others.
Directions to the North Nebo Ridge Trail Head:
From 65, take exit 68 on to 46 going west.
Go South (left) on 135.
At the T-intersection, take a right turn (you will still be on 135)
At the Brown County State Park Entrance, take the left fork (you will still be on 135)
Continue going straight when you enter Story town and pass the Story Inn on your right side.
At this point, you are almost to the trailhead parking lot. After the wooden bridge, take a left and you are on the gravel road. If you have any doubts take only left turns at this point.
There is only space for 20 vehicles at the north Nebo Ridge trailhead, but if your willing to hike in farther, there is the south Nebo Ridge trailhead. Although, you can park at Horseman's Camp (farther away) or try and get by parking on the road (not recommended by those who know), there is the field across from the Story Inn if parking lot gets full.