|35° 32.878'N||85° 0.479'W|
|35° 32' 52.7"N||85° 0' 28.7"W|
|16S 680566E 3935638N|
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References: JNAD:TENN-58, C/P:16
Corgan/Parks couldn't locate this arch, but we found it using the description in Nelson (TN Geological Survery Resources v. 5, no. 2, 1915, pp. 76-80). This massive arch is off-trail on Bowaters land east of the Laurel-Snow Pocket Wilderness . Paine Creek used to be named Gooch Creek (see 1910 topo map).
There are also some gravity arches/windows along
the same bluff line at the mouth of Paine Creek.
The trail to Laurel Falls also goes through a rock "arch" (leaner), Fat Man's Squeeze, at 35.54633,-85.02775.
© Tom Dunigan