|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – May 2000
In winter, the glasslike menagerie of icicles in the Cumberland Plateau will send a chill down your spine.
Getting There: The Big South Fork National Recreation Area and Pickett State Park are 15 and 25 miles, respectively, west of Oneida on TN 297 and 154.
Prime Time: January, February.
Guides: Hiking the Big South Fork, by Brenda Deaver, Jo Anna Smith, and Howard Duncan (University of Tennessee Press, 931-879-3625; $14.95).
Contact: Pickett State Park, (931) 879-5821. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, (931) 879-3625; www.nps.gov/biso.