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Sheltowee TrlHead To Peter's Mt.
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“The first two miles of the Sheltowee Trace starting at the Southern Terminus in the Pickett State Park is pretty well used...beyond that is is grown over and has a lot of blow-down on the trails...This is really a bushwhacking trip to the definition...
At five miles the trail was lost and we had to creek-walk for almost a mile(using GPS) before we found a clear trail again...
The creek-walk was very challenging and interesting in it's self...But beware of the rattle snakes along the rocks and in the woods along the sides where you have to traverse obstacles to get back to a clear creek bank...
Three more miles later I was walking on a tall grass covered trail and stepped onto the perfect rock for sprained ankles...Below is the result of having to walk out almost three miles on a bad injury...
P.S. Saw lots of bears tracks at five miles and beyond...
“The southern section of this trail seems to get hammered by mother nature. I ran into the same situation after the ice storm of 97...only it was copperheads to watch out for.”
“Any other Oops like this so far over the summer...Anyone?”
“A TT group hiked that portion of the trail back in 2007:
Fridge, Mocs and TownDawg pushed onward to Rock Creek Loop. The excellent views of the river and the abandoned railroad was everything we had imagined and more. We turned off, and followed the Sheltowee Trace northward to Great Meadow.
Chose to push on another ½ mile, and crossed the river where we found a really sweet campsite on the "beach". Found a great spot for our evening campfire and pitched our tents on the flat spots surrounding it, and the three of us reflected over our day and shared stories over dinner.
Got a late night visit from a park ranger who gave us two different (official) versions of the 1933 murder of Ransom Boyette.
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