North end: Bloomington Most High Adventures, offers TT shuttles:
Call Steve Chafin at 1-812/340-0700. Website: www.SoilandWater.com.
South end: Louisville area; Snappy Shuttle, offers shuttles, water caching, specializes in Knobstone Trail traverses.
Call Tim Napper at 1-812/620-0023. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hitching Post is a local hangout in the tiny town of Norman on SR 58, 2 miles west of KHT Mile 68. Norman has its own post office, and proprietor Charlie Bailey is willing to accept hikers’ mail drops. Call or mail him: 812/995-2100 or P.O. Box 5, Norman, IN 47264.
It’s at the southern boundary of the Hoosier National Forest acres, near the Hickory Ridge trail complex, just north of the Pioneer Barn KHT easement section. The menu features burgers and extras, ice cream cake and coffee, with some resupply basic food. The restaurant serves local residents, farmers, horseback riders, and hikers.
Hours: M-F: 7am-1pm; 5pm-8pm. Sat.: 7am-8pm. Sun.: 7am-3pm.
Millport Bulk Foods is located on SR 135, south of Goat Hollow Rd., near KHT Mile 95. It carries a variety of basic bulk foods, including many organic products, drinks, and local nuts and cheeses, many of which can serve as trail resupply. Carol, the proprietor, will accept hiker mail drops: 812/530-7975.
Trail Angels – Thru-Hike Support
Some KHTA supporter/members offer assists to thru-hikers, as is common on such mid-Western trails as the Ice Ace Trail in Wisconsin. Go to the KHTA’s Contact Us and describe your plans. Help may be available to carry equipment on road walk sections, provide water, or store supplies. Contact the KHTA.