Wilderness Trails: Tennessees Cherokee National Forest

Wilderness Trails: Tennessees Cherokee National Forest

by William H. Skelton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870497711
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Publication date: 12/31/1992
Series: Outdoor Tennessee Series
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxii
Prefacexv
Acknowledgmentsxviii
Statement of Purposexx
How to Use This Guidebookxxii
Abbreviationsxxv
Map Legendxxvi
Section AGeneral Information1
1.The Cherokee National Forest1
2.Some Warnings and Advice3
3.Geology9
4.Vegetation14
5.Wildlife25
6.Human History30
7.Political History33
8.Maintaining and Protecting the Trails41
Section BCherokee National Forest's Wilderness Trails-North44
1.Rogers Ridge Scenic Area and Primitive Area44
Trails
Gentry Creek (Gentry Creek Falls) (No. 51)51
McQueen Gap53
Rogers Ridge (Rogers Ridge Horse Trail) (No. 192)54
Kate Branch57
Tri-State Corner57
2.Iron Mountain Primitive Area58
Trail
Iron Mountain (No. 54)59
3.Beaverdam Creek Primitive Area62
Trail
Backbone Rock (No. 53)65
4.Flint Mill Scenic Area and Primitive Area65
Trails
Appalachian Trail (No. 1)70
Old Farm70
Holston Mountain (Holston) (No. 44)71
Flint Mill (No. 49)72
Josiah (No. 50)73
North Fork of Stony Creek (No. 42)73
Upper Stony Creek (No. 197)74
5.Big Laurel Branch Wilderness76
Trail
Appalachian Trail (No. 1)79
6.Pond Mountain Wilderness81
Trails
Appalachian Trail (No. 1)85
Laurel Falls Access (No. 1-501)87
Pond Mountain (No. 40)88
Bear Stand (No. 166)89
Watauga (Watauga Scenic Area) (No. 134)90
Rat Branch/Dry Branch Ridge90
7.Doe River Gorge Scenic Area91
Trails
Doe River Gorge94
Fork Mountain95
8.Highlands of Roan Scenic Area96
Trails
Appalachian Trail (No. 1) (Carvers Gap to Hughes Gap)102
Appalachian Trail (No. 1) (Carvers Gap to US 19E)104
Overmountain Victory (No. 193)107
Grassy Ridge Bald110
9.Unaka Mountain Wilderness, Scenic Area, and Primitive Area110
Trails
Rattlesnake Ridge (No. 26)112
Rock Creek Falls (No. 148)113
Stamping Ground Ridge (Stamping Ground) (No. 110)115
Red Fork Falls (No. 128)116
Limestone Cove (No. 30)116
10.Nolichucky Primitive Area117
Trails
Appalachian Trail (No. 1)120
Nolichucky River (No. 157)121
11.Sampson Mountain Wilderness and Primitive Area122
Trails
Squibb Creek (No. 23)125
Turkey Pen Cove (No. 15)127
Middle Spring Ridge (No. 4)128
Cassi Creek (No. 119)129
East Fork Cassi Creek130
Painter Creek132
Clark Creek133
Sallys Hole (No. 109)134
Hell Hollow (No. 124)135
Sill Branch (No. 115)135
Sill Branch Spur (No. 116)135
12.Bald Mountain Ridge Scenic Area136
Trails
Horse Creek (FS 94)141
Sarvis Cove (No. 14)142
Bullen Hollow (No. 2)143
Marguerite Falls (No. 189)145
Phillips Hollow (No. 17)145
Davis Creek (No. 19)147
Artie Hollow (No. 18)148
Jennings Creek (No. 21)149
Cowbell Hollow (No. 24)150
Little Jennings Creek (Round Knob Branch) (No. 195)151
Appalachian Trail (No. 1)152
Poplar Cove (No. 22)153
Pete's Branch (No. 12)154
Round Knob Connector (FS 88 and No. 16)155
Greene Mountain (No. 13)155
13.Devil's Backbone Primitive Area157
14.Appalachian National Scenic Trail160
Section CCherokee National Forest's Wilderness Trails-South165
15.Citico Creek Wilderness, Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness (Tennessee Portion), and Haw Knob Primitive Area165
Trails
Fodderstack (No. 95)176
Stratton Bald (Nantahala National Forest No. 54)176
Big Stack Gap Branch (No. 139)176
Crowder Branch (No. 84)180
Mill Branch (No. 96)181
Rocky Flats Branch (Rocky Flats) (No. 100)183
Pine Ridge (No. 99)185
South Fork Citico Creek (No. 105)186
North Fork Citico Creek (No. 98)188
Brush Mountain (Ike Camp Branch) (No. 97)190
Flats Mountain (No. 102)192
Grassy Branch (No. 91)194
Falls Branch (No. 87)196
Jeffrey Hell (No. 196)197
Cold Springs Gap (No. 149)198
Stiffknee (Nantahala National Forest No. 106)200
Slickrock (Nantahala National Forest No. 42)200
16.Brushy Ridge Primitive Area201
Trails
Hemlock Creek (Hemlock) (No. 101)203
McNabb Creek (No. 92)204
Laurel Branch (No. 93)205
17.Rough Ridge Primitive Area206
18.Bald River Gorge Wilderness and Upper Bald River Primitive Areas208
Trails
Basin Lead (Basin Gap) (No. 161)216
Bald River (No. 88)217
Cow Camp (No. 173)218
Henderson Mountain (No. 107)219
Brookshire Creek (No. 180)220
Kirkland Creek (No. 85)222
State Line (Nantahala National Forest No. 82)224
19.Warrior's Passage National Recreation Trail225
Trail
Warrior's Passage National Recreation Trail (No. 164)228
20.Gee Creek Wilderness and Primitive Area229
Trails
Starr Mountain (No. 190)234
Starr Mountain Spur (No. 190A)234
Gee Creek (No. 191)236
Chestnut Mountain (No. 104)237
21.Coker Creek Scenic Area and Unicoi Mountain Trail239
Trails
Unicoi Mountain (No. 83)243
Coker Creek Falls (No. 183)246
22.John Muir National Recreation Trail247
Trail
John Muir Trail: National Recreation Trail (No. 152)253
23.Rock Creek Gorge Scenic Area and Clear Creek Trail255
Trails
Clear Creek (No. 79)258
Benton Falls (No. 131)259
24.Little Frog Mountain Wilderness260
Trails
Dry Pond Lead (No. 76)265
Rock Creek (No. 125)266
Rogers Branch (No. 138)268
25.Big Frog Wilderness, Cohutta Wilderness (Tennessee Portion), and West Big Frog Primitive Area269
Trails
Big Frog (No. 64)280
Hemp Top (No. 145)283
Barkleggin (Grassy Gap) (No. 67)285
Big Creek (No. 68)288
Yellow Stand Lead (No. 73)289
Chestnut Mountain (No. 63)289
Wolf Ridge (No. 66)290
Rough Creek (No. 70)291
Fork Ridge (No. 69)292
Licklog Ridge (No. 65)293
Rough Creek, East Fork (No. 70A)294
Rough Creek, West Fork (No. 70B)295
Benton MacKaye296
26.Conasauga River Corridor297
Trail
Conasauga River (No. 61)299
Appendices301
1.Maps301
2.Forest Service Offices302
3.Outings and Issues Groups303
4.Outdoor Equipment Stores304
5.Areas and Acreages305
6.Endangered and Threatened Species309
Contributors311
Bibliography316
Index319

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