A Guide to the Knobstone Trail

A Guide to the Knobstone Trail : Indiana's Longest Footpath

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 41 color illus., 24 b&w illus., 19 maps
  • 0253222974
  • 9780253222978

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Part travelogue, part history, part love letter to nature, Strange's book offers local lore of trees, wildflowers and animals, but also GPS information and elevation data. And all in a book you easily fit in you pack or satchel. April 2011 * Nuvo Green Guide * [A]n attractive and useful guide book ... Part travelogue, part history, part love letter to nature, Strange's book offers local lore of trees, wildflowers and animals, but also GPS information and elevation data. And all in a book you can easily fit in your pack or satchel.July, 2011 * Nuvo *show more

About Nathan D. Strange

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

Table of contents

Foreword by Marion T. JacksonAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart 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 KnobstonePart 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 ParkPart 3. Reflection 14. Closing ContemplationPart 4. Supplementary Materials Directions to Parks and Trailheads Evolution of the Trail MapsBibliographyIndexshow more

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