It’s been too long off the trail. Life, Work stress and all things have gotten in the way of something I really enjoy and it was time to head out on the trail again! I decided to go to BSF and give the Oscar Blevin’s Loop Trail a go. The trail is rated easy and only 3.7 miles in length. At the trail head be sure to pick up the pamplet named “A Guide to the Oscar Blevins Loop Trail”. Certain sections of the trail are numbered with a wood post and the guide will describe what the area was.

Quoting the guide, here is a little info on Oscar and Ermon Blevins:

“Oscar and Ermon Blevins were typical of many people who once lived in this area. They preferred to live an independent, self-sufficient lifestyle. They earned a living for themselves by working their small farm. Oscar supplemented his income by hunting and trapping the surrounding forest. Both have deep ancestral roots in the area. Their families were among the first permanent settlers in the Big South Fork region in the early 1800’s. Oscar and Ermon would have continued to live and work their farm had not their property been purchased by the government in 1980 for inclusion in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Oscar Blevins passed away in 1989 and Ermon Blevins died in 1994.”

With all the hustle and bustle of today’s lifestyle it’s nice to envision a simpler life. Pic’s and video of the hike below!

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Slippery foot bridges!

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Today’s temp’s were absolutely perfect for hiking.  It was overcast with a chance of rain but I managed to avoid the rain showers and really had a good time getting back on the trail.  Until next time folks!  Short video below: