Trail Blaisers - W87° 24.525'
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 35° 36.538 W 087° 24.525
16S E 462979 N 3940655
Quick Description: Out of the blue a month or so ago, Max and 99 contacted me to say they had found a beautiful location to mark my "Where's In A Name?". Thank you so much! You'll find me in Devil's Backbone State Natural Area in Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/27/2018 6:33:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMYC31
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
Out of the blue a month or so ago, Max and 99 contacted me to say they would found a beautiful location to mark my "Where's In A Name?". Thank you so much! You'll find me in Devil's Backbone State Natural Area in Tennessee.

The waymark is a 10-15 minute hike from parking. It looks awesome and I hope to get there one day to see it for myself.

From the website (https://www.tn.gov/environment/program-areas/na-natural-areas/natural-areas-west-region/west-region/devil-s-backbone.html):
Devil's Backbone is a 950-acre natural area in Lewis County. Devil's Backbone offers a visitor the opportunity for a quiet hike adjacent the Natchez Trace Parkway. The trail follows the ridges of Tennessee's Highland Rim and drops down along a creek into a hollow and back again along the ridge. This inviting walk provides time for enjoying nature and quiet reflection. The approximately three mile trail is a moderately strenuous loop with about 200 feet of elevation change.

Devil's Backbone has a diversity of community types that are representative of the Western Highland Rim. Examples of these include: 1) White Oak-Northern Red Oak-Hickory Forest 2) Chestnut Oak Forest 3) Chestnut Oak-Black Oak-Hickory Forest 4) Beech-Tuliptree-White Oak-Sugar Maple Forest 5) Chestnut Oak-Shortleaf Pine Forest 6) White Oak-Northern Red Oak-Tuliptree Forest 7) Scarlet Oak-Southern Red Oak-Mockernut Hickory Forest and 8) Sycamore-Tuliptree-Beech Forest.

Not many high quality examples of Western Highland Rim forest communities are known to exist because of present and past land use patterns. While Devil's Backbone represents second or third growth forest, it is unlikely many other sites on the Western Highland Rim will be identified that better represent the region's upland vegetative types. The forested area outside the existing boundary provides an important buffer and creates a much larger landscape scale ecosystem. The integrity is further improved since there is little exotic pest plant invasion compared to many other areas in the region. Another value relates to its recognition as a Class 1 scenic - recreation area. It can support day use activities and provide education opportunities regarding natural area values without impairing sensitive ecological areas. This opportunity is enhanced because of its location along the Natchez Trace Parkway.
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Max and 99 visited Trail Blaisers - W87° 24.525' 5/20/2018 Max and 99 visited it