Sign up to join us for a two day and one night backpacking trip Oct. 26&27.
The weekend before Halloween we will be backpacking into an area of the Big South Fork NRRA known as No Business.
This is an area so rich in history that by the late 1800’s nearly 300 people called No Business home. Today only an occasional hiker or horseback rider visits the area that now only the wildlife call home.
Your guide will be Scott Phillips the owner of Backwoods Adventures. Scott is not only a guide but he loves local history and is a member of the Fentress County Historical Society, he’s also a 4th cousin 6 times removed of Davy Crockett and a 4th cousin 8 times removed of Daniel Boone of which the Sheltowee Trace trail inside the park was named after.
We will start our backpacking trip the morning of OCt. 26th with a brief safety talk then begin to hike down into the historic valley. Once in the valley everyone will setup our basecamp and spend a little time relaxing. Then we will take a short evening hike to the Boyatt farm and cemetery, as the sun begins to set your guide will then lead you back to basecamp by the flickering light of a coal oil lantern just like the early settlers would have used in the area many years ago.
During this trip it will seem as you have stepped back into time. You will hear the story of No Business beginning with the Native Americans who hunted this area and called it home, the areas ties to the Revolutionary War, Moonshining, Farming, lumber and coal camps, life and death.
Learn about the love of family and community during good times and tragedy. (Yes you may have cold chills tingle up your spine at moments during this story!)
* Price for this overnight backpacking trip will be $160.00 per person with limited spots available.
*To signup send us a message,email, or call 1-931-397-3490 so we can can get you on our list!
(Feel free to ask any questions you might have about this trip. We will be happy to answer them.)