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Download e-book for iPad: A Guide to the Knobstone Trail: Indiana's Longest Footpath by Nathan D. Strange

By Nathan D. Strange

ISBN-10: 0253222974

ISBN-13: 9780253222978

Probably the most attractive 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 entire consultant to this scenic footpath, A consultant to the Knobstone path presents readers with all they should understand to make the simplest of mountaineering this not easy path. Charts point out tenting and water destinations, whereas updated maps supply topographical details, elevations, and the place horse trails intersect mountaineering trails. First-person money owed, journey diaries, neighborhood lore approximately timber, wildflowers, and animal lifestyles, plus the most recent GPS info and elevation information are integrated. good illustrated with greater than 60 photos and 19 maps, this simply moveable consultant is an important backpacker's device for a secure and noteworthy experience. (2011)

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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.

T h e Li on ’s S h a r e o f t h e W or k horseback riders, and remnants of timber harvest roads. This served as a starting point and led to a great deal of bushwhacking to flag a temporary path using an altimeter, compass, and map. Payne quickly realized he would need help if the trail was ever going to become a reality. At the same time a new program, the Young Adult Conservation Corps (YACC), was providing young workers at Deam Lake State Recreation Area. YACC was the result of an amendment to the Federal Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; its purpose was to provide jobs and training for unemployed and out-of-school young people between the ages of 16 and 23.

The next step for Payne was to work out cooperation with the Washington County facility, Delaney Creek Park, which was tucked into the hills of land adjacent to Jackson-Washington State Forest property. indb 24 11/5/10 10:25 AM T h e E n d of a n E r a interested in getting the Knobstone Trail tied into their recreational area. Delaney Creek Park already had a well-defined 3-mile trail through a valley in the southern part of the property, and a rough 5-mile pathway along the remote ridge in the park’s northern section.

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