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Honey Creek Loop and Lower John Muir Trail, Big South Fork

Jan 14-15, 2005: The Honey Creek Loop is only about 6 miles, with spurs, but takes a good 4 hours to complete. The National Park considers this national recreation trail among the most difficult in the Big South Fork. Short but extremely sweet, rugged, and craggy with many waterfalls and boulder strewn streams. The lower JMT connects Burnt Mill Bridge with Honey Creek Overlook, but it is orphaned, not connect by official trail, to the upper JMT section. The upper JMT is considered an extension of Sheltowee Trace.