Groups – Hiking in Southern IndianaIf hiking off the usual path interests you, join other hiking enthusiasts as they hike in wonderful places like Alan McPherson’s Nature Walks in Southern Indiana and other interesting places. This group size is limited to ten or less, depending on trial and transportation restrictions. The schedule is subject to change due to weather so we do send out impromptu hikes through email now and then. We hike rain or shine so dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. Hikes vary in length and difficulty.

For more information and to reserve a spot, call or email co-chairs below.

 

Co-Chairs:
Anna Radue (812) 929-9437 aradue@iu.edu
Roger Radue (812) 929-9437 r.radue@comcast.net

 

Hiking Schedule for 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020 Hitz-Rhodehamel Woods

Hitz-Rhodehamel Woods is a large high-quality forest spanning ridge tops, ravines and upland areas. The preserve features chestnut oak forests on its dry ridges, and white oak forests in the steep ravines. In April and May, the spring wildflowers are vividly strewn throughout, and in mid-October, the autumn colors the forest beautifully. Unlike nearby natural areas, you won’t have to fight the crowds to experience the best of what nature has to offer.

Hitz-Rhodehamel is located in Brown County about thirty minutes from Bloomington. A morning hike on September 21st will leave from the parking lot of the former Eastside K-Mart. Park just south of Bloomingfoods East. We will caravan from the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. There are two trail loops at this site. We will plan to hike both trails totaling about two and a half miles. Both loops begin and end at the parking area, so if you need to leave after the first loop, you can. If hikers wish we could stop for lunch on our way home.

We hiked this trail in the spring of 2019 with four of the UCLUB members but a new overlook has been developed and the parking area has been improved. Contact Kathleen Boggess if you plan to hike that day.

 
Be sure to check out the link to past hikes.

 

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