|I love this part of the world!|
Elkhorn City, KY has a special place in my heart. I went to a workshop there in 2011 with my friend Peggy. The town has so much good stuff going for it - Breaks Interstate Park, water adventure opportunities, the Pine Mountain Trail, and a theater (not a cinema - a theater!). Elkhorn City is the first place we've come to where I felt close to Mullens, WV (our mental and emotional halfway point, and Bart's home). So when we came to the overlook of town, I did a little dance which thankfully no one witnessed. I was ahead of Bart for once, so not even he saw it.
The rain held off up until the last two miles, when it began sprinkling juuust enough to threaten to actually get us wet. We made it to the picnic shelter at the trailhead before it started to really rain. Great timing!
Soon James came to rescue us and whisked us away to Castle James, where we were utterly spoiled and had a grand time telling stories, looking at maps, and NOT being in the rain (again, seriously fantastic timing). James, thank you so much for your hospitality and letting us pick your brain! We both really hope to return to the area to explore it further and hopefully we'll see you soon!
|Jo, Wooly Nelson, and James at the PMT trailhead in Elkhorn City|