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Women’s Backpacking Low Gap Trail

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - May 1 @ 12:00 pm UTC-5

$175.00 – $275.00
Women's Backpacking DNK Presents

Join us for our beginning/moderate women’s backpacking 2-night adventure! We are so excited to offer the full weekend backpack experience so you can enjoy the wilderness and learn even more! This is a beginner to moderate backpack trip. For the weekend you will hike a total of 10 miles along the rugged Tecumseh trail, despite what you may think about Indiana being flat this trail is not, you will hike up and down with a little over 600 ft. of elevation gain and loss. Equipment is provided at no additional charge on a first come first serve basis.

Weekend Summary: You will meet your guidesses Friday by 5pm and camp in Morgan-Monroe State Forest. Saturday morning you will pack and up hike about 7-8 miles along the rugged Tecumseh trail to the backcountry camping area, the next day you will hike out the about 2-3 mile back to the parking lot to complete the low gap trail loop. More details will be given to those who sign up closer to the event date.


Date: April 29-May 1st

Meeting Time: 5pm Friday April 29th


Meeting location will be given to those who sign up. Weekend trip will take place in Morgan Monroe State Forest

Cost: $275.00 per person for those who can pay their way, help offset costs of those in need and support paying our Guide team fair and equitable wages for their services

$175.00 for those who are experiencing financial hardship, due to our small group size trips there are limited number of spots available at this price

Cost does not include: Transportation to & from Morgan Monroe State Forest, fees incurred from expenses leading up to the event, snacks 

Cost does include: 2 professionally trained women guides, group meals, meals included: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday breakfast, group gear (water filtration, cook stove, etc), camping fees for Morgan Monroe State Forest, permit fees, insurance, special gift from DNK Presents


Meet Your Guides: Candice Baggett and Marrissa Byers!

Check them out on our team page !


Gear list and recommended clothing Women’s Backpacking:

Gear with a * is available and included in your cost on a first come first serve basis! Sign up early if you need this gear so we can accommodate your needs!


*Sleeping Bag

*Sleeping Pad

*2 – person shared Tent

*Camp stove fuel

*Camp stove, Jet Boil etc.

Hammock (if you do not have a tent)

Pan or pot for cooking


Extra batteries (for headlamp)

Matches or lighter

“Mess kit” i.e. plate, bowl, fork, spoon, knife

Instant coffee packets or tea if you like

Snacks/Extra food (standard fruit i.e., apples, oranges are NOT recommended because they are heavy and there is waste, trial mix, granola bars, etc. are better)

Extra clothes, layers (dry fit, wool or technical – cotton is NOT recommended because once it gets wet it stays wet)

2 filled water bottles (64 oz. total) or water or hydration bladder filled (2 liters at least)


Insect Repellent


Gators (for shoes – optional)

Trekking poles (optional)

Sunburn Preventative

Bathroom “kit”  large zip lock bag, or dark zip lock bag, wipes, hand sanitizer, trowels will be available

Baby wipes or face wipes

Zip lock bags for small items

Large Zip lock bags and/or plastic bags for carrying out your trash

Camp shoes (cheap pair of flip flops to wear when we get to the camp site area)

Hiking boots (highly recommended)

Extra socks

Rain Gear (jacket, poncho, rain pants)


Band-Aids’, other First Aide items you may need (DNK has First Aid Kit)

Personal items

*DNK Presents provides if you have requested on a first come first serve basis

We ask that you carry any medications you may need. Please notify us of any known allergies food or otherwise, medications or medical conditions your guides should be aware of.

To learn more about Morgan-Monroe State Forest, check out the link here: https://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/properties/morgan-monroe-state-forest/ 



If there is another lock down or code red situation we will reschedule the workshop and a full refund or trip transfer will be available to you. 

We will be reaching out to participants before the weekend and asking if you have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has had COVID-19 related symptoms, or if you are experiencing or have in the past 14 days experienced COVID-19 related symptoms. If answering “yes” to any of these questions you will be asked to not join the event.

*If you have any questions regarding our procedures that are being taken to keep you safe and healthy please feel free to email Danielle at danielle@dnkpresents.com


Creating Safe Spaces:

The Backpacking Series is focused on creating a safe space for women and empowering more women to feel more comfortable and confident in the outdoors. If you are a woman or a person who identifies as female you are welcome to join us!


April 29 @ 5:00 pm UTC-5
May 1 @ 12:00 pm UTC-5
$175.00 – $275.00
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Morgan-Monroe State Forest
6220 Forest Rd.
Martinsville, IN 46151 United States
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