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FUTURE EVENTS FOR APRIL 2020 AND BEYOND

WILDFLOWER HIKES - Tuesdays in April
As she does every year, Mary Ann Layman will lead wildflower hikes each Tuesday in April The hikes will start in the early afternoon to give the flowers a chance to open up. Each week will be at a different location known for the diversity of its wildflowers and you will see different varieties as the month progresses. These hikes, several of which will include lunch suggestions before the hike, are very popular and informative. Indiana's woods are uniquely beautiful when the spring wildflowers are in bloom, which regrettably lasts only a few weeks.

C&O CANAL ONE DAY HIKE - date not yet determined
Although it requires a lot of conditioning, please consider joining Theresa Ray for the mid-Atlantic regions oldest long distance day hike - 100K (62.14 miles with shorter options) from Washington DC to Hapers Ferry, WV. The hike is an annual event sponsored by the DC Sierra Club. Check www.onedayhike.org for details on registration, lodging, etc. Theresa Ray will be coordinating our club's particpation again this year. If you think you might be interested in the event contact Theresa at tmrquincy@yahoo.com or by phone at 317-627-1205.

NO FRILLS HALF MARATHON - April 18
The fourth annual No Frills Half Marathon (no frills, no tee shirts, no drinks, no police escort, but also no cost) will be held on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 AM. See April schedule for details. Contact Tish Brafford if you want to know more at tish34@comcast.net or 317-531-6700 cell.

23rd ANNUAL SMOKY MOUNTAINS LONG WEEKEND - April 23-25
Plan to join us on the Club's annual trip to Smoky Mountians National Park. This is one of the best times of the year to visit the park, when the spring wildflowers are in full bloom. Make your room reservations (sooner than later) in Gatlinberg, TN. Some suggestions are Riverhouse at the Park (865-436-2070), Bearskin Lodge on the River (across the street from the Riverhouse)(865-430-4330) and Carr's Cottages & Motel (800-370-5593). There will be moderate hikes on the 23rd (AM&PM), 24th (AM&PM) and 25th (AM only). A more challenging Mount Le Conte hike be led by Jim Goulding on the 24th and other long hikes are anticipated for the 23rd and 25th. Contact John Schlechte (317-294-2021) or Jim Shoufler (317-697-0744) who are coordinating this year's trip if you have any questions.

ANNUAL CLUB PICNIC - Saturday, July 11
Mark the date for this year's Club Picinc in Eagle Creek Park. There will be several hikes before the picnic.