By Nathan D. Strange

The most appealing footpaths within the state, 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 advisor to the Knobstone path offers readers with all they should understand to make the easiest of climbing this not easy path. Charts point out tenting and water destinations, whereas updated maps supply topographical details, elevations, and the place horse trails intersect climbing trails. First-person money owed, journey diaries, neighborhood lore approximately timber, wildflowers, and animal lifestyles, plus the newest GPS details and elevation information are integrated. good illustrated with greater than 60 pictures and 19 maps, this simply moveable consultant is an important backpacker's instrument for a secure and remarkable event. (2011)

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Other Streams and Trails specialists who worked for Payne and Pagac included Neal Overbey, Tom Kidd, Rex Becker, Jack Lash, Paul Sherwood, and Mike Martin. ╇ Courtesy of Indiana Department of Natural Resources were approved, and eventually a 2-man south crew was charged with trail construction and supervising volunteer groups. Scot Smith and Bob Smolik filled these positions for the next several seasons, helping with the completion stages of the KT on the northern end. The intermittent employees were limited to 180 days of work per year.

In spite of some serious personal difficulties, John grew to be a very positive and influential person, and it was no surprise that he touched as many people’s lives as he did. Upon his death on April 26, 1998, an enormous empty spot in the world was left that could never be filled. Because of John’s affection for the outdoors his family wanted very much to have a memorial related to nature and to use the money from his memorial as a donation to a good cause. Having experience and memories of the Knobstone Trail, John’s friends referred the family to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

John always loved the outdoors and all of the activities it offered. He earned scuba diving and lifeguard certifications during high school and developed skills in bow and gun hunting, hiking, canoeing, and photography. He loved music, especially hard rock and blues. After high school, John became interested in mountain biking and pursued hiking with a passion. He hiked and camped in numerous locations ranging from his John Stuart Oxley. indb 34 11/5/10 10:26 AM John Oxley with his best friend and hiking companion, Kaya.

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