Reposting for anyone from the weekday crowd who might be interested. So far I have one friend locally who may have his van fixed in time to join me.
Despite my unproductive trip to (not) purchase an XJ today, I’m still aiming for Paoli next Saturday, so anyone who wishes to come along is welcome to join me.
Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re planning on coming, else you won’t know when/where to find me, and I won’t know when/where to wait for you.
See the above article for discussion of vehicular requirements, but really it’s just this: a little clearance and decent tires. We shouldn’t need four-wheel drive for this trip, barring an extremely unlikely snowstorm which would be dramatically earlier than usual for Indiana (but, given how unusual the weather has been this year, and obviously how crazy 2020 is in general...who knows).
No off-road trails, not even any decent water crossings (I don’t expect, anyway), just seeing some back roads and probably early fall foliage.
As enticement, I’m including photos I’ve taken on previous visits to this area. No guarantees of anything particularly special, just going out and seeing what we can find.