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If you like to hike, love nature, want to stay fit, want life long friendships, like to travel, love adventure, love history and want to be part of a club celebrating over 60 years of passion and the opportunity to hike more than 2,000 times a year with over 500 of your closest friends ....then the Indianapolis Hiking Club is for you!

Come take a closer look at what might be the best first day of the rest of your life. Learn more about us. Better yet, review our hike schedule and join us on any hike as a guest. Everyone 18 years or older is welcome, no invitation is necessary and there is no fee, but please no pets. We hope to see you soon!

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Castleton Mall Hikes will be Outside
Rick Kinnaman, co-leader of the Mon/Wed/Fri Castleton Mall hikes, wants hikers to know the mall does not open until 11:00 AM, thus until further notice all hikes will be outdoors. There are no restroom opportunities or access to a water fountain. He will be at the door near the food court to sign everyone in (please wear mask for sign-in). Rick will be walking around the outside of mall from 8:00 to 10:00 so you can meet up with him to tell him your mileage if you do not arrive at 8:00. Should you have questions, you can contact Rick at (317)407-9746.

Hiking Resumes on June 1. June and July 2020 Schedule Now Available
On May 21 the Board approved resuming hiking on June 1, with new polices to protect all our safety during the Covid-19 pandemic that are detailed in the President's Remarks on the first page of the new schedule. The new schedule is available on the Hike Schedule page. The calendar function for June and July is also available.

All IHC Hikes are Cancelled through Sunday May 31
The Board of the Indianapolis Hiking Club had a Zoom meeting on April 24 and decided to extend all hike cancellations through May 31. We did not make this decision lightly. We are all eager to get back to hiking and socializing with our hiking friends. However, the number of new cases of Covid 19 continue to increase daily. Many of our hikers are in an at-risk group of the population.

Stay safe and continue to hike on your own. We will get through this together!

Marti Burton, President IHC

Smoky Mountains Long Weekend to be Rescheduled for October, 2020
John Schlechte and Jim Goulding have some positive news to brighten your day. The annual Smokies trip will be held this Fall, with hikes being scheduled for October 8, 9 & 10. As Fall is a busy time in the Smokies, you will want to book your lodging as soon as possible. Further details will be included in the June/July schedule. Email Jim Schlechte (jschlechte@ameritech.net) if you have any questions.

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