The Knobstone Trail is Indiana’s longest hiking trail, at 46 or 48 miles in length depending on how you choose to finish the loop at the end. On 06/27 I set out to do a thru-hike, but due to heat fatigue and low mileage accomplished on day 1, I decided to leave the trail on the morning of the 28th since I was already near an accessible trailhead.
I returned a couple days later with plans to do an overnighter between Pixley Knob Road and Leota, a 16 mile stretch. Although it wasn’t planned, I somehow pushed through and did the 16 mile hike in one go without requiring an overnighter, the last few miles of which was done in the rain and a storm. Funny how plans can change on the trail.
This trip also proved useful for the Knobstone hiking guide I am working on, as I took a photo and added a GPS waypoint to a map for each stream (with water) and campsite that I crossed. This will prove to be a useful resource for future hikers as I’ve yet to find a map with campsites or streams available.
I look forward to returning within the next couple weeks and completing miles 26-46, which I hope to accomplish in a future single overnight hike.