October 19th Work Day

On Saturday, October 19th, the Hoosier Hikers Council will likely finish the new trail at Cagles Mill Lake, a US Army Corps of Engineers property southwest of Cloverdale, Indiana. The trail is mostly done except for the trail entrance and some areas that need touching up. For more information about the project and its status see: https://www.hoosierhikerscouncil.org/current-project/.

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.

Directions to Cagles Mill Lake Dam:
Start from the intersection of US 231 and SR 42, on the south side of Cloverdale. Take SR 42 west past the town of Cunot, where SR 42 intersects SR 243. Continue on SR 42 and cross a bridge over the lake, going on a long uphill. After the hill and several curves, including a tight S curve, continue a short distance and turn right on Fertig Road. There will be a sign for the dam that directs you to turn right at Fertig Road. You will pass a big cemetery, the road will curve to the left, and it will T-intersect with CR 830 W. Turn right (north) on CR 830 W. Continue on this road all the way to the dam. Cross over the dam, and, after you pass the control tower, continue up a small hill to the USACE Office on the right. From Cloverdale, it will take about 30 minutes to reach the dam.

Cagles Mill Lake Dam on Google Maps:

We’ll meet at 9:00 am at the parking lot by the USACE office, and we’ll work until 3:00 pm with a break for lunch. Please bring water and work gloves; the HHC will provide tools, lunch and training.

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.