Jon and I took a little day trip to Deam Lake for a bit of hiking and swimming. Deam Lake is a 194 acre man-made lake located in Clark County, Indiana near the town of Borden.
Jon and I started off our day by trying to locate Trail 4 (Lake Vista). It was not clearly marked. The beginning of the trail was clear and we encountered a variety of mushrooms along the way. The trail progressively became more and more difficult to follow. The Kentuckiana area experienced two major storms within the last year. It was obvious the trails had not been cleared since those storms. There were down trees all around us and on the trail itself. There were several instances where the path of the trail was not clear at all. Jon would have to go ahead to see where the trail met up again. We had to climb over several large trees at one point. This trail also has several areas of “bottom lands” along the way. These areas of the trail were completely submerged in water. This is when I discovered that my new Merrell shoes were not waterproof.
The trail is an estimated two and half miles long. It took us nearly four hours to make our way through it. After completing the trail, we headed to the lake for a much deserved swim.