By Nathan D. Strange
Some of the most appealing footpaths within the nation, the Knobstone path deals a spectacularly rugged, 58-mile trek via 40,000 acres of forested land in southern Indiana. A complete consultant to this scenic footpath, A advisor to the Knobstone path presents readers with all they should recognize to make the simplest of mountain climbing this not easy path. Charts point out tenting and water destinations, whereas up to date maps supply topographical info, elevations, and the place horse trails intersect climbing trails. First-person debts, journey diaries, neighborhood lore approximately timber, wildflowers, and animal existence, plus the newest GPS info and elevation info are integrated. good illustrated with greater than 60 photos and 19 maps, this simply transportable advisor is a vital backpacker's device for a secure and noteworthy event. (2011)
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Using horse trail maps provided by Clark State Forest, these horse trails have been layered over the current Knobstone Trail maps provided in this book. The majority of these trails consist of several loops connected to one another, then attached to the Clark State Forest through a group of extension trails and fire lanes. Each horse trail that crosses the KT may be a new route or the same trail crossed several times. This happens so often that it can in fact become hard to keep track without a map of what horse trail is being crossed and where it leads.
In some parts of the Knobstone that speed is hard to maintain when crossing over high, steep hills. The autumn months bring on shorter daylight hours and less time to hike, while summer months often contain days of extreme heat, when miles covered in backcountry areas should be limited. Be sure you are familiar with all the options of time, alternate routes, and weather conditions. Always carry a first-aid kit, map, compass, extra food, and water. Remember to register at the nearest property office or gatehouse or, at the very least, inform a friend or relative of your travel plans, route, and when you plan to return.
A Guide to the Knobstone Trail: Indiana's Longest Footpath (Indiana Natural Science) by Nathan D. Strange