Winter Downtime for Hikers and Campers
For many outdoor enthusiasts, the cold winter months are a bummer. Its too cold to camp, trails are covered in snow, streams become ice. Winter doesn’t have to be wasted time though. In fact, its the perfect time to prepare for the next season.
Camp Differently with Hipcamp
Camping in an established campground is fun and convenient. There is usually electricity and running water. Shower houses are nearby. Most have a metal ring ready for a fire. Growing up, this was the only way to camp. I discovered backpacking late in my teens and I loved the feeling of adventure. As a dad […]
Hawthorn Park, Terre Haute, Indiana
Hawthorn Park has long been my favorite park in Terre Haute. I’ve ran laps around the lake preparing for the Indy Mini Marathon. I’ve backpacked the trails practicing for longer trips. The wife and I have enjoyed kayaking the smaller lake. There are a couple different playgrounds for kids (and they love them). The labyrinth […]
Tecumseh Trail, Indiana
The Tecumseh Trail is a 43 mile moderately challenging trek through Southern Indiana. Its not especially difficult as the hills are not steep and water can be easily obtained. There is limited camping along the trail.
France Park, Logansport, Indiana
We’ve been eyeing France Park since pictures of the lake started populating our Facebook groups. The blue lake has beguiled us and it was worth a detour home.
Love the Outdoors? Want to Share That Love?
Hacking the Hike can only hike so much and we want to hear about your outdoor excursion. If you love the outdoors and regularly hike/canoe/backpack/kayak/camp or otherwise live your life outside, we want to hear from you. Readers, that means look forward to a future Weekend Warrior series. A lot of us work all week […]
Shades State Park, Waveland, Indiana
Shade State Park in west central Indiana is simply beautiful. Its often overlooked as many Hoosiers choose Turkey Run, a nearby state park, but Shades has plenty to offer. Its usually less crowded with the views as still amazing. There is plenty of hiking between canyons and cliffs across the 3000 acres.