A Guide to the Knobstone Trail

A Guide to the Knobstone Trail

Indiana's Longest Footpath
Nathan Strange, Marion Jackson
Distribution: World
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Format: Paperback 41 color illus., 24 b&w illus., 19 maps
ISBN: 978-0-253-22297-8
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One of the most beautiful footpaths in the country, the Knobstone Trail offers a spectacularly rugged, 58-mile trek through 40,000 acres of forested land in southern Indiana. A comprehensive guide to this scenic footpath, A Guide to the Knobstone Trail provides readers with all they need to know to make the best of hiking this challenging trail. Charts indicate camping and water locations, while up-to-date maps provide topographical information, elevations, and where horse trails intersect hiking trails. First-person accounts, trip diaries, local lore about trees, wildflowers, and animal life, plus the latest GPS information and elevation data are included. Well illustrated with more than 60 photographs and 19 maps, this easily portable guide is an essential backpacker’s tool for a safe and memorable adventure.

Author Bio

Nathan D. Strange is a writer and naturalist based in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Marion T. Jackson
Part 1. History and Perspectives
1. The Lion's Share of the Work
2. The Rough and Hard Labor
3. The End of an Era
4. Elements of the Knobstone
Part 2. Hiking the Knobstone Trail
5. Journey Preparation
6. The Deam Lake State Recreation Area
7. Deam Lake to Jackson Road
8. Jackson Road to New Chapel
9. New Chapel to Leota
10. Leota to Elk Creek Lake
11. Elk Creek Lake to John Stuart Oxley Memorial
12. John Stuart Oxley Memorial to Spurgeon Hollow
13. Delaney Creek Park
Part 3. Reflection
14. Closing Contemplation
Part 4. Supplementary Materials
Directions to Parks and Trailheads
Evolution of the Trail Maps

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