Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northern Kentucky (Greater Cincinnati)
Hammock: 12 foot DIY or WBBB
Tarp: HH Hex/JRB 11x10
Insulation: Hammock Gear UQ
Suspension: Whoopie Slings
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This is a re-post from last year for those who need maps, directions, and GPS coodinates.
Originally Posted by bonsaihiker
OK, for those who like topos and GPS, here is some eye candy. I also attached the Nebo Ridge Trail map you can get from the trailhead boxes. This is basically a repost from last year's hang--hope it helps someone. This will get you to Brown Hollow and from there to Browning Hill. If the itinerary changes, you're on your own.
I attached two topos with the trails marked in red. I made a mistake the first time I traced the trail (not having been there) and that line is marked with "x's." From the North Trailhead, go to waypoint #4, turn left and follow the trail down to the campsite (marked "C#1" on map) at Brown Hollow. The next morning, re-trace trail back to waypoint #4, turn left, and follow the trail through waypoints 5, 6, and 7. The other red trail heading East, then South from waypoint #5 is the Nebo Ridge Trail heading to the South trailhead.
Anyway, here are the coordinates:
1: N39 04.757' W086 14.920' (North Trailhead)
2: N39 04.375' W086 14.708' (Top of Wilkerson Hill)
3: N39 04.202' W086 14.665' (Stay on trail to left)
4: N39 04.204' W086 14.488' (Brown Hollow is down trail to left or stay to right to go to Browning Hill)
C#1: N39 04.099' W086 13.491' (Brown Hollow Campsite--this is NOT located off a little spur trail to the East as I drew on the map, but about the same distance to the West on the trail shown, in the next draw west of that spur. However, there were some nice campsites located on that spur.)
Next morning, re-trace steps up hill to waypoint #4, then go to #5:
5: N39 03.801' W086 14.600' (Junction of Combs Road--CROSS ROAD through small campsite and follow small trail to rear on the right. Stay away from small trail leading back to Combs Road on left side of campsite. Junction with Nebo Trail South-bound is a few hundred yards before arriving at Combs Road from the North.)
6: N39 03.726' W086 15.342' (Just before junction with another trail heading back to left. Stay to right--not a big deal on way to Browning Hill but you can miss this intersection (or get mighty confused) on way back.
7: N39 03.808' W086 15.988' (Fire pit in center of the stonehenge on Browning Hill--You Made It!)
Other coordinates for 2 other trailheads:
Berry Ridge Trailhead (about a mile from Brown Hollow campsite, coordinates are close, but may not be exact, and there is not a marked trailhead): N39 03.740' W086 13.002.
South Nebo Ridge Trailhead (about a 6-7 mile hike to Brown Hollow, passes right by Berry Ridge Trailhead): N39 01.106' W086 14.533'
OK, that should get you there! The trails are clear but unmarked (though I bet Mule's caution tape is still there), so you have to pay attention and it would be best to stick with someone familiar with the area.
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