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

By Nathan D. Strange

Probably the most attractive footpaths within the state, the Knobstone path bargains a spectacularly rugged, 58-mile trek via 40,000 acres of forested land in southern Indiana. A complete consultant to this scenic footpath, A consultant to the Knobstone path presents readers with all they should be aware of to make the easiest of mountain climbing this demanding path. Charts point out camping out and water destinations, whereas up to date maps supply topographical details, elevations, and the place horse trails intersect mountaineering trails. First-person debts, journey diaries, neighborhood lore approximately timber, wildflowers, and animal lifestyles, plus the most recent GPS details and elevation information are incorporated. good illustrated with greater than 60 images and 19 maps, this simply moveable consultant is an important backpacker's software for a secure and remarkable experience. (2011)

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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 YACC workers at Deam Lake State Recreation Area were involved in cleaning up the beach and carrying out timber stand improvement practices. Seeing that he could use this new program, Payne soon had the crew of 11 working from April through October on the Knobstone Trail. This lasted for the next 2 years and resulted in many miles of new trail.

Courtesy of Indiana Department of Natural Resources community members. Jerry Pagac had served on their board of directors since the group’s inception. Funding for the program primarily came from the Lilly Endowment, the Irwin-SweeneyMiller Foundation, and federal grants. Altogether 20 youths and 4 supervisors hiked the entire trail. They constructed more than a mile of new trail including waterbars, steps, and bridges. The group spent its nights in the primitive camping areas along the trail or at Deam Lake State Recreation Area.

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. For the family, the memorial trailhead became more than a place to park and hike the trail; it was a way they could turn a tragic event into a facility that would serve hikers of the Knobstone Trail for years to come.

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