Mapping the Sheltowee
A Guide for the Trails in the BSF and DBNF
• Southern terminus to Cumberland falls
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:31 pm (GMT -5)
I have 5 days free the first week in June and I am wanting to hike a section of the trace. I am looking at going from the southern terminus to Cumberland falls, my wife has family that lives near Cumberland falls that can provide transportation and a safe place to leave my car. How realistic is this distance? I am in good shape and feel that I can cover 15-20 miles/day but was not sure how many miles the new location of the terminus added, the maps I have show the start still being at Picket State Park. Thanks in advance for any information or advice.
• Need help finding some trail angels
Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:50 pm (GMT -5)
So i heard of an awesome group of volunteers who help hikers resupply called "trail angles" . First how do i get in contact with them and secondly how does it work? I plan on thru hiking the ST in a few weeks and im am finding out the hardest part so far is the logistics.This will be my first thru hike im am super excited!
Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:25 am (GMT -5)
Does anybody know what happened to "Handlebar"? He started his through hike on the 22nd and his last post was on the 26th. Nothing since then.
• Free Trail Race in RRG, April 26
Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:56 am (GMT -5)
This trail race is a bare-bones approach to trail racing, with all of the challenge and none of the frills. Learn more at http://4goodtrailrace.blogspot.com/
I'd love to see some of you trail hounds out there!
• Tennessee Start Point
Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:01 pm (GMT -5)
My son and I are going to hike the trail and are in the initial planning stages. Can I get the address to the beginning of the trail in Tennessee? We are wanting to do 75 - 100 miles or so over a couple days.
Thanks and WHODAT
• Thru hiking the sheltowee
Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:02 pm (GMT -5)
I'm going to be thru hiking this for the first time this summer. How long does it normally take? How many miles a day is normal? How do you resupply during it? Is there a guide book I can buy? Does it matter on which direction you hike, either south to north, or north to south? Any and all information is greatly appreciated.
• Southern Portion Hike
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:20 pm (GMT -5)
I'm planning on hiking the southern portion of the Sheltowee with my father over spring break. We're hoping to spend about five days, hiking north from Big South Fork to the Cumberland Falls. But I had a few questions
1. Can we get it done? We'll have no trouble averaging 15 miles a day, and don't plan on layovers. We did the North-South at Land Between the lakes (a sixty mile trail) in four days. However I recognize the Sheltowee is a lot less level and involves greater elevation changes, and wondered about conditions in march in reference to our hike? Will flooding be an issue?
2. Is the trail well marked from south to north? m... continues
• STA Sheltowee Endurance Hike Challenge
Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:42 pm (GMT -5)
First here. Last Saturday in April - April 26
Start Time: 6 am on Saturday April 26
End Time: 6 pm on Sunday April 27
Sheltowee Endurance Challenge
72 Miles in 36 Hours
Start Point - Cumberland Falls State Park
End Point - Livingston Ky Trail Head on Rt 25
This is a backpacking event with multiple checkpoints that require participants to clear a check point by a set time or be eliminated from the course.
Registration Information will be released shortly.
Check us out at sheltoweetrace.twitter.com and on facebook in the hiking groups under The Sheltowee Trace. Sign up and join the discussion. Be... continues
• New Member Orientation
Author: Gambit McCrae
Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:26 am (GMT -5)
Hello to all! I will keep this short..
What is the hiker challenge? Race, self goal etc? When does the 2014 race begin? link for registration please? Is it team oriented or as a whole group.
As an outsider looking in it has been hard to track down these questions. Because it is stated as a challenge I am guessing that the trail is broken into heavy mileage sections and hiked either as a race or self challenge of completion as a group. Thanks in advance for the explanation.
• 2013 End 2 End Gathering
Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:26 pm (GMT -5)
On Dec 7 from 3 until 6 the STA is hosting our Annual End to End Gathering where we will honor and recognize all those who have completed the Trace in 2013. If you hiked, biked, horseback road the Trace you are asked to join us for this Gathering. We welcome back those from prior years who want to renew their friendships and remember the day. This is a potluck affairs with the STA providing the meat (deep fried Turkey and or Veggie Lasagna. The Gathering is at the home of 2013 Hiker Challenge finishers Dave and Marcy Gagnon on Combs Ferry Rd. in Madison County. The address is listed on the registration form at the link below... continues
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