For this month’s Second Sunday Slow Saunter, we will visit the proposed Hellbender and Cold Friday State Wild Areas, both in Harrison-Crawford State Forest. We will start off the day at the firetower in O’Bannon Woods State Park, hiking north into the proposed Hellbender State Wild Area and skirting the serene Blue River, followed by a picnic lunch. We will then drive down Cold Friday Road for a hike through the southern part of the Cold Friday State Wild Area, including part of the Adventure Hiking Trail.
Meet at the firetower just inside the gate of O’Bannon Woods State Park near Corydon at 11:30 a.m. (The hike is free, but there may be a $5 gate fee to get into the park.) Folks carpooling from Bloomington should meet at the Seminary Square Kroger at 9:00 a.m. This will be an all-day outing, so come prepared! Email myke@