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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 50 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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Eagle Creek Pk West - November 2011

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Recent Club News
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February and March Hike Schedule Online
The February and March 2016 hike schedule is now on the website. The February and March calendar function is also in place.

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.

Bicentennial State Park Hikes
The next Bicentennial SP hike will be at Versailles SP on Saturday, March 26. The hike will include AM and PM options of varying speeds and distances. See details in the current schedule. See the hikes page for a complete list of all of the planned hikes. Guests and children are welcome and there is no fee. Don't forget to bring your State Park Passport to the hike and get it stamped. If you don't have one, additional passports will be available at the hike.

New Membership Achievement Award
The Board of Directors recently approved a new Membership Achievement Award (the eleventh award), which will be awarded to any member who recruits three or more new members during the Club year. The member who brings in the most new members will not have to pay dues the following year. Winners of the Membership award will receive the same recognition as other Achievement Award winners. The new member application on the Forms page of the website now includes a place for the applicant to name the member who most influenced them to join the Club. If you invite a guest to a hike and they subsequently join, request that they recognize you on the application form.

If you have any old new member application forms that you have been handing out to guests, please destroy them and use the new form on the website.

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.