Hello wild women backpackers! This is the first DNK Present’s women’s backpacking of the summer and we are headed to a beautiful section of the Tecumseh trail in Central Indiana. This is an Intermediate to Advanced hike, the trail is rugged with switch backs and tough terrain. It is an out and back trail, you will hike 8-9 miles in and 8-9 miles out the next day starting in Yellowwood State Forest. DNK Presents guides will go over and practice Leave No Trace ethics, how to prepare meals in the backcountry, filter water, make fire and do it along side our favorite outdoor backcountry women! Grab your boots, your best friends and meet us in the wilderness! DNK Presents will provide meals, water filteration system, mess kit, etc. Some rental gear is available for you on a first come first serve basis, sign up ASAP if you want in on this adventure!
9am meet in Yellowwood State Forest
10am Begin hike into the backcountry along Tecumseh Trail
4pm Arrive at the backcountry area campsite
Make dinner, share stories that evening around the campfire, learn to how to hang food, make fire, hunt bear, whittle swords, etc!
7:30am wake up, make breakfast, stretch!
4pm Arrive back at the parking lot, celebrate!
Equipment DNK Presents can provide on a first come first serve basis:
Tent (2 person)
*Food is provided for everyone (dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday, lunch Sunday). All of the backpacking food is vegetarian, we can accommodate for most food allergies if we are notified far enough in advance.
The full gear list for the weekend below.
Gear list and recommended clothing:
Tent or hammock (we can also provide)
Extra batteries for flashlight/headlamp
Extra Clothes, Layers (dry fit, wool or technical – cotton is NOT recommended because once it gets wet it stays wet)
2 filled water bottles (Nalgene size 32 oz. at least or 64 oz. total) OR water bladder ***Come with it filled
Gators (for shoes – optional)
Trekking poles (optional)
Plastic or zip lock baggies for storage of small items
Bathroom “Kit” – zip lock bag, wipes – you may want to duck tape the outside of your waste bag or use a dark bag
Baby wipes or face wipes
Zip lock bags for small items
Camp shoes (cheap pair of flip flops to wear when we get to the camp site area)
Hiking boots (highly recommended)
Rain Gear (jacket, poncho, rain pants) – Always a good idea even if the forecast does not call for it
Band-Aids’, other First Aide items you may need (DNK has First Aid Kit)