A Guide to the Knobstone Trail: Indiana's Longest Footpath by Nathan D. Strange PDF

By Nathan D. Strange

ISBN-10: 0253222974

ISBN-13: 9780253222978

Some of 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 complete consultant to this scenic footpath, A advisor to the Knobstone path presents readers with all they should comprehend to make the simplest of mountaineering this difficult path. Charts point out camping out and water destinations, whereas up to date maps supply topographical info, elevations, and the place horse trails intersect climbing trails. First-person bills, journey diaries, neighborhood lore approximately timber, wildflowers, and animal lifestyles, plus the newest GPS details and elevation facts are incorporated. good illustrated with greater than 60 images and 19 maps, this simply transportable advisor is a necessary backpacker's device for a secure and noteworthy experience. (2011)

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Another recommendation is to tape the lids to identify if the containers have been tampered with. Carry out used containers and please be sure to not leave any unused containers behind. Be Conscientious with Waste Where restrooms are not available, which is almost everywhere along the trail, avoid contamination to natural resources by using an area at least 200 feet from any water supply and camping zone. indb 49 11/5/10 10:26 AM Hi k i n g t h e K n ob s t on e T r a i l conditions. Always use biodegradable soaps and toilet paper.

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. indb 45 11/5/10 10:26 AM Hi k i n g t h e K n ob s t on e T r a i l of being shot with a rifle. However, since the KT passes these horse paths so often and for such long distances, the conflict over the 2 activities might never be resolved.

Indb 43 11/5/10 10:26 AM wildlife make the state their home, including a wide collection of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater mussels, fish, and birds. Hi k i n g t h e K n ob s t on e T r a i l Planning Your Trip Before starting out, study the route of the trail and plan accordingly on how many miles will be traveled in a day. Keep in mind that the average hiker walks about 2 miles an hour. In some parts of the Knobstone that speed is hard to maintain when crossing over high, steep hills.

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