This is Nichols-Shepherd No. 4246 steam engine. Brought to Big Greenbriar Cove in the 1920s to saw lumber for a new school. On the way back out, the engine toppled over into what is now named “Injun” creek, after the wreck. Showing how marketing sometimes goes awry, or maybe it’s just spelling gone wrong.
Grapeyard Ridge trail has many creek crossings on log bridges. As you head up to Injun Creek you will find an old Indian burial ground then a side trail to visit the McCarter Cemetery, passing many rock piles and stone fences. Next camp #32 where Injun Creek and Grapeyard Ridge trail cross.
We took this picturesque hike yesterday after a long day at the office. I was a little aprehensive about a 7.6 mile hike that late in the evening but it was well worth it to see something so unique. While I highly recommend this hike I would suggest you start before 3.
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