Outside Influence

Photos by Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald
On an overcast and misty Sunday afternoon, 16 women hiked for nearly an hour along a trail at Ferdinand State Forest. Kris Lasher, Natalie Combs and Adrienne Highhouse organized “Women in the Woods,” a women-only hike and concert, which was sponsored by Friends of Ferdinand State Forest, Project ACORN and the Indiana Forest Alliance. Beth Klem, left, assisted 9-year-old Maya Anderson, both of Huntingburg, across a stream while Klem’s daughter Kacie of Ferdinand waited her turn at the end of the hike. “We thought this was something that (women) might not normally do,” Combs said of the hike. “Let’s show them a pristine park and get people out here to enjoy it.”


A group of 16 women hiked for nearly an hour along one of the trails at the Ferdinand State Forest.


Beth Klem of Huntingburg, left, and her daughter Kacie of Ferdinand looked up at a hornets nest pointed out to them by 9-year-old Maya Anderson of Huntingburg.


At the end of an hour long hike at the Ferdinand State Forest, participants enjoyed hot cider, coffee and snacks while they listened to singer Debbie Schuetter perform Sunday afternoon.  Kris Lasher roasted marshmallows over a campfire for hikers to enjoy with hot cider.

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