@nermal said in Southern Indiana wandering: Thanksgiving invitation:
@just-jeepin That's within driving distance of me and it's looking like all of my plans are getting canceled, so call that a maybe.
Were you simply planning on wandering around aimlessly? I tried to look for some places to drive on dirt in the area and found an off-road park that sounds like it gets very crowded. They do have a dirt drage strip though......
I also found gravelmap.com and they have a few short segments listed nearby.
Not entirely aimlessly; I have one area I’ve visited before and would like to canvas more extensively, and I received a recommendation for a scenic dead end road from a park ranger I met randomly in the area.
A little further from the park where I’m staying I know several water crossings and back roads worth visiting, and further south from there is Madison which has spectacular scenery (well, less spectacular now that the leaves are down and the world is turning brown) and one of the most challenging roads in Indiana (which sadly isn’t that challenging unless there’s snow).
Anyway, I’m pretty good at finding interesting roads, so whether we go somewhere I’m familiar with or not I’m confident the wandering will be pretty good, but there’s always a risk that what I enjoy won’t be worth the drive for you. I definitely wouldn’t drive several hours unless you really enjoyed my wandering posts on Kinja and are very bored, and even then it’s iffy.