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Mile 122-110: Turkey Foot, War Fork, Resurgence Cave, Arvel

July 16: The western approach to McKee along U.S. 421 is a steep, dramatic climb from the knobby outer-region of the Bluegrass to the Cumberland Plateau via the small hamlet, Big Hill. The Daniel Boone National Forest's topography here is the highest anywhere in the Forest, but with little of the deep, clifty relief found in its more popular areas. Many trails are opened to multiple atv-motocross use and make fast running quadtracks along ridges and gentle grades above streams. Below the Turkey Foot Recreation Area, the War Fork produces a large refrigerator-cold spring, Resurgence Cave. The Sheltowee Trace travels mid-elevation along the War Fork and rises up to Arvel at the Owsley County line where a weary hiker can find refreshment in an old country store and post office.