VOiCE Camping Trip: 1999!
Saddle Lake, Indiana
July 24th to August 1st (feel free to show up whenever and stay for as long as you're enjoying yourself)
Camping, canoeing, hiking, horseback-riding, cooking over an open fire, roasting marshmallows, stargazing... you get the idea!
Because every now and then we must escape the technology and commercialization that our society has been overtaken by.
Interested? Let me know, and I'll add you to our mailing list as we work out all the details... There are people travelling from both coasts to come to this trip, so come join us!
Stuff to bring:
- Good Attitudes and open minds!
- sleeping materials (sleeping bag or blankets and pillows)
- clothes for as many days as you plan on staying plus an extra (just in case)
- swimming atire (if you want to go swimming)
- a small dayback or backpack for hiking, riding, canoeing, etc..
- pocket knife
- canteen (or similar water container)
- a flashlight (with an extra set of batteries)
- kneepads, elbowpads, and a hardhat (if you want to go caving)
- gloves (if you want to canoe and don't have calusses)
- personal hygene supplies (toothpaste, toothbrush, deoderant, soap, etc.)
- specific food or snacks that you know you'll want to eat
- eating utensiles (fork, spoon, knife, plates, bowls, etc...)
Things you might bring:
- musical instruments (that do not require electricity)
- some books you've been meaning to read
- pen & paper
- playing cards or other sorts of social entertainment
- camera (and lots of film)
- paint & brushes
- poetry to share
- ghost stories to tell
Stuff to leave behind:
- bad attitudes
- pagers, mobile phones, televisions, radios, etc... basically Anything requiring electricity
- luxury camping gear (i.e. propane stoves, lanterns, etc..)-- we're supposed to be roughing it!
- guns or weapons of any sort (this is not a hunting trip)
- alcohol, etc.. (this is not that kind of trip either)
- valuable jewelry or anything you would hate to lose or get dirty...
Rock Climbers & Cave Crawlers:
There are some specific things you need to keep in mind if want to enjoy yourself while participating in some of the more adventurous activities...
- Long Pants (no shorts. period. I don't want to bandage your scraped knees if you go crawling over rocks or get stuck in a briar patch.)
- Cover Shirt (a flannel or something similar for inside the caves. it gets very cool inside)
- Thick White Socks
- Hiking Boots/Sturdy Shoes
- Ponytail Holders (for those with long-ish hair)
- Knee Pads, Shin Guards, Gloves. (these are a must because we will be climbing in crawl spaces cleared by wash-out so the bottoms are covered in rocks).
- Flashlights (i would recommend ones small enough to fit in your teeth. It's easier than clunking around a big flashlight. There are some that have a krypton bulb that work really well. You can generally get them for around $8.00 . . . pretty good.)
- Hard Hats. Not required but they would be a wise idea especially if you want to go climbing. (It is a steep slope and the rocks are covered in moss so traction is not the best). Hard hats only cost about $6.00 (at least where I get them, they do). Or you could get a hard hat with a petzl light on it (but those are more expensive.)
- I would recommend that you get a "fanny-pack" (backpacks are too large) to carry your flashlights, extra batteries, and a bottle of water (it gets very hot).
People who are planning on coming:
- Jason Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Michael Froimowitz (email@example.com)
- Keeley Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Rachel Archibald (email@example.com)
- Mike Berman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Nathan Tardiff (email@example.com)
- Kristen Lyman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Masha Lifshin (email@example.com)
- Catherine Nolet (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Jessi Schafer (Rivet382@aol.com)
- Catherine Bohannon (email@example.com)
- Kate Pomeroy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Steve Pomeroy (email@example.com)
- Stephanie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Estimated Costs for Things:
- horseback riding: $12
- rock climbing/caving: FREE!
- fishing: FREE!
- canoeing: $12 to $22 depending on where and how long
- movie: $6-7 (sometimes you just have to get away from getting away from it all)
- food: $5-10 per day, depending on how much you eat.
- campsite: $1-2 per day per person?
Maps and Driving Directions:
- From The East (coming through Louisville, KY):
- Take I-64 WEST to exit 79 (Tell City/Ohio River Bridge)
- You will take a LEFT off if the exit ramp onto Highway 37 (southbound)
- From The West (past Evansville, IN):
- Take I-64 EAST to exit 79 (Tell City/Ohio River Bridge)
- You will take a RIGHT off of the exit ramp onto Highway 37 (southbound)
- From The North (from Indianapolis, IN):
- Take Highway 37 SOUTH to I-64
- Go WEST on I-64 to Exit 79 (Tell City/Ohio River Bridge)
- Take a LEFT off of the exit ramp on Highway 37 (southbound)
Now you should all be in the same place, just off of the exit ramp on exit 79, southbound on Highway 37.
- From here you will travel SOUTH approximately 11.6 miles (various landmarks you will pass: the entrance to both Indian & Celina Lakes and Tipsaw Lake, Michael's Country Market (a gas station), Signs pointing to Perry Central Schools).
- To your left will be a large state highway garage. You will turn RIGHT.
- This road is OLD Highway 37. You will follow it for approximately 1.8 miles. (if you get into the town of Gatchel, you have gone too far).
- Here you will turn RIGHT onto a gravel road.
- There will be a big recreational sign (the big brown and tan ones) that says Saddle Lake...
- Follow this road and it will take you straight to the campsites, boat docks...
look at last year's camping trip
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