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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 almost 60 years of passion and the opportunity to hike more than 2,000 times a year with 600 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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October and November Hike Schedule is now on the website.
The October and November schedule is available on the hikes page. The calendar function for October and November is also available.

Bicentennial Logo Merchandise Now Available
Our online Logo Merchandise Store has been updated to offer you the choice of two embroidered logos: the new 2016 Bicentennial State Park Hikes logo or the standard Club logo (man and woman hiker). The site includes a broad selection of warm and cold weather apparel, hats and tote bags. Show your support of the Bicentennial SP Hike series by purchasing apparel sporting the new logo. The online store will walk you through the purchase process.

See Your Current Mileage
Bob Hackenberg and Karen Zimmerman have collaborated on a new website enhancement that will allow you to see your current mileage and all the hikes you have attended since the beginning of the Club year (October 1). Click on the Mileage link on this home page and then click on the link for Mileage Lookup. The interface should be obvious. If you would prefer that others not be able to view your mileage or hikes, please advise Karen Zimmerman (kzimm729@gmail.com) and your name will be blocked. The website mileage will be updated every week, however it often takes longer than that to receive and process sign-up sheets. So please be patient if your latest hike does not appear.

Petition to Reduce Logging in IN Forests
Many of our members have become upset by the increased amount of logging in our state forests. After a presentation by the Indiana Forest Alliance, the board of the Indianapolis Hiking Club voted to make a petition available at hikes that members could sign. The petition urges Mike Pence to use his executive powers to restrict the amount of logging on state land. You can view and print a copy of the petition on the forms page. We hope you choose to participate in this important cause.

Consider Orienteering
The Indiana Crossroads Orienteering Club has an open invitation to IHC members to learn about the fun sport of orienteering - navigating the woods with a map and compass. Check out their website and consider attending one of their events. There is a nice overview of Orienteering at the top of the hike schedule page.

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