Had a fantastic time out on Lake Monroe near Bloomington Indiana. Me and a gaggle of other outdoor YouTubers took the five mile trail to the shore line and camped out. It rained on us almost the entire hike in but stopped when we got there. Check out the fun here: Peninsula Trail Overnighter
Wow 2016 has been an epic year of travel and adventure for me. As I was looking back on all my videos, it became so clear that I have been to and seen many places. I hope you enjoy this look back on my year of hiking, camping, backpacking, and kayaking
I needed to get back out for a nature fix so I decided to head back to the Charles C Deam Wilderness near Bloomington Indiana. I went back to a spot that I knew and about 100 yards away a group of drunken yahoos decided to take up residence at the next camp spot. That’s okay, I did not let them ruin my fun and I even got some reviews filmed while I was there. The next morning, I packed up and headed out and forgot to film my way back to the car.
This past weekend, I made another attempt at hammock camping and yet again failed miserably lol. That’s okay because part of the reason I try things like this is to assess my strengths and weaknesses. You can watch the video of my excursion here: Solo Hammock Camping Fail
The hike I originally intended to do this past weekend 10/4/14 has been moved to this upcoming weekend 10/11/14 for the simple reason that my daughter did not want to hike haha. So I will do a solo on Saturday and of course bring a video afterward. I am pretty excited about it, mainly because it is not far away and there is a lot to explore.
Here is a blurb I took from the Hoosier National Forest Website describing the day hiking in the wilderness
The Charles C. Deam Wilderness area encompasses nearly 13,000 acres of the Hoosier National Forest. It is managed to preserve a natural condition and provide opportunities for solitude. Within the Wilderness are 37.3 miles of trails which are provided for hiking, backpacking, and horse riding. the 4.9 mile Sycamore Loop trail is a hike-only trail, the rest of the trails also allow for horses. Groups are limited to 10 persons or less and hikers are asked to yield to horseback riders.