This trip I took my dog with me, and I have to say. Charlestown is an excellent park with some very good moderately techincal trails. Normally, I'd like to cover a little more distance but doggo really seems pretty tired so we'll call it good. I did take the opportunity
I sort of already started on this project, before I really fully nailed down the goals and expectations. But that seems to be the way things go with me these days, so I'm alright with it 🙂. This year, in September, I'll turn 33. Before then, I want to visit and
Fortunately, this park is the real deal. This is a great park for taking the kids and/or bikes. My hike was unfortunately scuttled a bit by weather and flooding, but it was still an enjoyable visit and a park worth visiting. The park was well maintained and the trails
Finally, a break in the weather again! I chose Summit Lake because it was advertised as having hard-packed trails and we'd just had a super rainy spell, and it was a perfect fit for the day. Trail 3 at Summit Lake is a nice gentle trail along the lakeshore with
I've hiked this park before, so when I was nearby to knock out a certification exam I had a lunch picnic and dealt with some emails before driving back home... I'm counting it for now, but I reserve the right to come back again!
Turkey Run [https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2964.htm] is a pretty famous park, so when an opportunity to go hike it early in the season when it wasn't going to be too busy came by I had to jump. I was lucky enough to be joined by my
Shakamak [https://www.in.gov/dnr/state-parks/parks-lakes/shakamak-state-park/] offers some great trails and some pretty great looking family cabins. While I visited, I hiked trails 2 and 3. This park includes some great amenities, and is very well kept. Highly recommended! Shakamak Trail #2 - Alex Conner’s 2.
Cataract Falls and Lieber SRA make up the Cagles Mill Lake [https://www.in.gov/dnr/state-parks/parks-lakes/cagles-mill-lake-lieber-and-cataract-falls-sra/] property. This is a pretty gorgeous place to visit though fairly short on trails. Excellent picnicking and family activities though. I hiked the nature trail at Cataract Falls with my mom,