Quests can be completed in any order during
Quests can be completed on your own or with the group
#1 Brown County State Park
#2 Clifty Falls State Park
#3 Eagle Creek
#4 Fort Benjamin Harrison
#5 Versailles State Park
#6 Out of State Hike*
#7 Muscatatuk State Park
#8 Turkey Run State Park
#9 Hikers Choice**
#10 Southeastway Park
#11 Spring Mill State Park
#12 Mounds State Park
#13 McCormicks Creek State Park
#14 Yellowwood State Forest
#15 Morgan Monroe State Forest
#16 Brown County State Park***
*The "Out of State" hike can be completed out of the state of Indiana anywhere. We will probably do one out of state hike as a group in a close location (Ohio or somewhere similar)
**"Hiker's Choice" can be done anywhere EXCEPT it cannot be done at one of the 2022-2023 Quest locations
***We do Brown County twice as it is a popular location. In order to complete both Brown Co Quests you must make two trips to that location (you can't do both Quests on the same trip).
GROUP HIKE SCHEDULE
September 10, 2022
Brown County State Park
2:00 p.m. Meet at Ogle Lake. Dinner after at Hard Truth in Nashville! Group hike will be roughly 7 miles - add on or decrease as desired.
Clifty Falls State Park
Eagle Creek State park
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(Quests can only be completed during 9/1/22 - 8/31/23)
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GROUP HIKE INFORMATION
Group Hikes will be scheduled at least once a month. The location and time of the group hike will be posted on our website and sent out on email in the Hiking News!
1. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver and an acknowledgement that the group hikes are not being conducted as an organized activity but rather an individual endeavor.
2. We will attempt hikes rain or shine but in the case of severe weather any cancellations will be sent via email!
3. Hikes will start at the time scheduled so if you arrive late you are on your own.
4. The pace and duration of the hike is to be determined by hikers individually. The group will likely NOT STAY TOGETHER as paces and distances vary. Some people may be running, walking slowly, hiking at a fast pace, etc.
5. You must plan on being able to complete every hike you attend on your own. No one will be responsible for you and no one will wait for you or help you if you get lost, run into problems, etc. You are doing the hike on your OWN with others in attendance.
But I don't want to do the Quest challenge??? No problem, you can just attend the group hikes and not participate in the Quest challenge!
What mileage do I have to hike to complete a Quest? We decided to leave that up to you because people's fitness levels vary so much. We suggest a 3 mile minimum for a hike to "count". But you might want to set your personal minimum higher or lower than 3 miles.
I'm a runner. Can I run the hike? Sure. Group hikes are done at your own pace.
Does everyone stay together at the group hikes? NO. You should attend every group hike understanding that the group may move slower or faster than your pace. You should be able to complete every hike by yourself (or with whoever attends with you). It's possible no one will be there to help you if you get lost, etc. Make sure you have a cell phone and necessary supplies and are comfortable completing the hike unassisted if it works out that way!
Do I need to register for the group hikes? No. Just show up at the announced location. You will be asked to sign a waiver stating that you are doing the hike on your own and unassisted.
Is there a fee? No. But there is likely a fee to enter a park.
Can I bring friends and family? Sure. If you have someone else's kids with you we would like that child's parent's to sign the waiver (you can email me for that ahead of time)
Can I bring my dog? We would really like to steer away from dogs attending the hikes simply because it can be cumbersome for other hikers and disruptive. However, if you have a really well behaved dog and you want to bring it along on a leash you can. Just make sure you are being considerate of the other participants and allow ample space so no one gets tangled up in a leash and that sort of thing. Maybe stay back away from the group a bit so the dog isn't getting underfoot of the other hikers. If you bring a dog and it causes a problem, we are sorry in advance - but we will have to ask you to not bring your dog next time.