We have had an amazing experience in Kentucky. Every state so far has exceeded our expectations, provided new friends for us, and given us stories that keep us up at night laughing.
|We can see forever from the overlooks on the Pine Mountain Trail!|
Thank you for everything, Letcher County!
|Bart and Shad|
On the night before we headed out, Shad got a phone call about a group of college kids who were lost and stuck on top of the mountain. You can read about the incident here. The following day when Bart and I headed out, we saw the aftermath of the rescue: 37 wet, icy towels on the trail, remnants of fires, discarded clothes, and trampled snow. The dozens of footprints made our hike actually much easier in the snow. Thanks to the search and rescue crew who got them all out! Nice to know that there are folks like you to help out when needed.
We spent the night at Adena Shelter after walking and occasionally crawling through snow. We were exhausted, but having a shelter to call home for a night made the day feel a lot easier.