June 21st Third Saturday

HHC’s June third Saturday work day will be on June 21st at the T.C. Steele Memorial Site. We’ll be finishing up a trail that will provide a connection from the T.C. Steele Site to the Tecumseh Trail. This is a short trail that will take off from the Whippoorwill Trail in the Selma Steele Nature Preserve and connect to Davis Creek Road. Davis Creek Road is a gravel road that leads to the former Camp Belmont Girl Scout camp which will shortly become part of Yellowwood State Forest. At the end of this road, a fire road goes directly to the Tecumseh Trail. Our new trail will allow hikers to park at the T.C. Steele site and access the Tecumseh Trail without having to walk down paved roads.

We’ll meet at 9:00 am at the T.C. Steele State Historical Site bus and RV parking area at the south end of the site. As usual we’ll work until about 3:00 pm, rain or shine, with a break for lunch at noon. Bring gloves and water. HHC will provide tools and lunch. It would be helpful if you can R.S.V.P. to hoosierhikerscouncil@gmail.com, even if to state your plans are uncertain. Not sure if you’ll make it until the last minute? We’ll be happy to have you join us anyway!

The T.C. Steele State Historical Site is on T.C. Steele Road, south of S.R. 46 between Bloomington and Nashville. Look for the road in the little town of Belmont next to a used car lot. Here’s a link to directions from the Friends of T.C. Steele website:

http://www.tcsteele.org/plan-your-visit/#locationdirections

If the weather looks iffy, check the Recent Posts column on the HHC website and visit the HHC Facebook page for potential cancellation notices. We’ll post these notices by 7:00 am on the day of the event.

See you there!