July 17th Third Saturday Workday

On Saturday, July 17th, the Hoosier Hikers Council will try again to work at The Nature Conservancy’s Green’s Bluff Nature Preserve, south of McCormick’s Creek State Park in Owen County. We’re counting on the roads to the work site to be passable this time! We are reconstructing the popular trail that showcases the bluffs overlooking Raccoon Creek. On this work day, instead of our usual trail building activity, we’ll be covering up old trail that HHC’s BYOT crews have rerouted. For more information about the project, see our Current Project web page: https://www.hoosierhikerscouncil.org/current-project/. If you plan to come, please fill out TNC’s annual waiver form that you can download from the Current Project page.

Volunteer lunches are back! Please RSVP to hoosierhikerscouncil@gmail.com to let us know that you’re coming so we can plan enough lunch for all the workers. Please be aware that we unfortunately don’t have the resources to accommodate special dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.

To get to Green’s Bluff, take State Road 43 south from its intersection with State Road 46 near McCormick’s Creek SP or north from Whitehall near Bloomington to Sherfield Road. Turn west on Sherfield and continue to the T at Heddings Road/County Road 75 E where you will turn left. Keep bearing left down this gravel road until you reach the parking area near a cemetery. Here’s a link to a Google map of the trail head location:

We’ll meet at 9 am on Saturday, July 17th, at the Green’s Bluff trail head, and we’ll work until 3 pm with a break for lunch. Please bring water and work gloves; the HHC will provide tools, training, and lunch.

If the weather looks iffy, check the HHC Facebook page and the HHC website for a cancellation notice. We’ll post the notice by 5:00 am on the work day.

We hope to see you there!