Pogue Creek Canyon and the Big South Fork might be a whole lot of nothing, but adventurous souls willing to explore will find there is so much there!
It’s so far off the beaten path, people who live in this part of Tennessee say it’s not on the way to anywhere. In fact, if it’s not where you’re going, they say you’re lost. There’s very little vehicle access into the area, but miles of untapped wilderness once you get there. And while it’s only about two hours from Nashville it leaves you feeling as if you are worlds away. We’re talking about the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, as well as Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area up on the Cumberland Plateau. Wild Side Guide Annette Nole Hall ventured out with her family to see what they could find there with the help of a few four-legged friends and charismatic trail guide Larry McMillan.
On a normal day Southeast Pack Trips offers three two-hour rides at nine, twelve and three. Each ride is custom designed for your particular group. Larry says, “If you can dream it, he can do it.” Riders have to be at least six-years-old but there is no experience necessary. On the other hand, if you’re an excellent rider, Larry has more challenging rides. He can even do a seven-day/six night package called, “How tough are you?” So the next time you’re up at Pogue Creek or the Big South Fork, be sure to look Larry up and and tell him Wild Side sent you! Larry’s phone number is (931) 879-2260, but he’s usually out on the trail so just leave a message and he’ll call you back after he gets back and puts the horses up.
From show 3001