Yellowwood State Forest

The first time I went to Yellowwood State Forest was back when I was still in college and my dad told my mom we’d only be gone for a couple hours and would be back in plenty of time for a family dinner she had planned for that evening…..lies. Four hours after we’d started hiking,…

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McCormick’s Creek State Park

I am still surprised that Jess and I never explored McCormick’s Creek State Park while we were attending Indiana University. I mean we found some hidden gems like Bean Blossom Bottoms Nature Preserve and drove clear to Shades State Park, but we never made it to this beautiful state park that was only 20 minutes…

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Griffy Lake Nature Preserve

Highlights of mom and I’s adventure on the North Shore Trail at Griffy Lake Nature Preserve: We almost bypassed the trail-head. The leaves were pretty. There were lots of slopes + it was muddy + I am clumsy = I slid on my rear end…twice. Mom freaked out because there was a rather large snake…

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Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve

This past weekend, I shared with my mom one of my favorite Sycamore Land Trust Nature Preserves in Indiana: Beanblossom Bottoms. (Try saying that five times fast) I first discovered this Nature Preserve with Jess while we were attending Indiana University in Bloomington. It was an adventure just getting there, with Jess trying to direct…

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Leonard Springs Nature Preserve

Leonard Springs Nature Preserve is another hiking spot that I first heard about from a member of Women Who Hike. It is located in Bloomington, Indiana near the Monroe County Fairgrounds. My mom and I went this past weekend to check it out. There are two caves, a wetland, and numerous waterfalls. It had stormed…

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