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By Nathan D. Strange

Essentially the most attractive footpaths within the nation, the Knobstone path bargains a spectacularly rugged, 58-mile trek via 40,000 acres of forested land in southern Indiana. A complete advisor to this scenic footpath, A advisor to the Knobstone path offers readers with all they should be aware of to make the easiest of mountain climbing this difficult path. Charts point out tenting and water destinations, whereas up to date maps supply topographical info, elevations, and the place horse trails intersect mountain climbing trails. First-person debts, journey diaries, neighborhood lore approximately timber, wildflowers, and animal lifestyles, plus the most recent GPS details and elevation facts are integrated. good illustrated with greater than 60 pictures and 19 maps, this simply moveable advisor is a necessary backpacker's device for a secure and remarkable event. (2011)

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50 Seasonal creek Jackson Road Trailhead intersection Flatwood Road Pixley Knob Road State Road 160 Pounds Knob New Chapel Trailhead Atkins Road Leota Trailhead Lino Lane Elk Creek Trailhead intersection Level Ratts Road State Road 56 John Stuart Oxley Memorial Trailhead New Cut Road Pull Tight Road West Point/Mail Route Road Jou r n e y P r e pa r at i on unless a good filter is being used or in the case of an emergency. These ponds are notably dirty and stagnant. Listed opposite are places where the trail crosses over seasonal creeks that, unless reached after a strong rain, are more than likely dry during the warmer months.

Indb 35 11/5/10 10:26 AM Hi s t o r y a n d Pe r s p e c t i v e s Indiana DNR employees pose at the dedication ceremony for the John Stuart Oxley Memorial Trailhead—April 24, 1999. ╇ Courtesy of Indiana Department of Natural Resources Road was constructed and unveiled 2 days before the 1-year anniversary of John’s death, at noon on April 24, 1999. A memorial service was held and family members and friends were given the opportunity to plant flowers around the newly constructed wooden trailhead sign that bears John Stuart Oxley’s name.

The majority of the problem with this combination of trail systems is simply confusion on the part of horse riders who are not aware that the trails are separate. Some parts of the KT, however, actually follow the horse trails for a mile or so at a time. The section of trail between Mile Markers 17 and 19 exemplifies this extreme disturbance and has received the most damage. By 2005, the trail had become a swamp in the rainy season, and as of 2010 it remains the same. Attempts have been made by hikers to keep horses off this precious resource.

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