Day 1 of the 2016 Boone Trace Hike

Day 1
We left Fort Boonesborough at about 9:30 a.m. with a clear, blue sky and cool temps.

In the group were Mike, Gin, Sharon and Laura. The five of us kept a good pace and nobody walked too slow or too fast. The paved portion was what could be expected with the occasional car and narrow shoulders.

We made it to the historic Red House where the Bucher family fed us an amazing spread of BBQ and fixins. You could just tell in the short time we were with them that there is a lot of love in that family.

We headed out satiated and soon got to the overland portion of today’s hike.   Dirt paths, cattle fields and farmland that follow Otter Creek. Many of the land owners met us along the way and wished us well. Kentucky seems to be full of very positive people.

By the time we made it to Richmond, the winds had become a full on bluster which sapped our energy. After we crossed Lake Reba Park and Pumpkin Run Rd., we were all drained. Since Hwy 25 is not true Boone Trace we decided to hop in some vehicles and be shuttled the last couple miles to the Fort Twetty site where I am camped.

The DAR ladies, and others, put on a nice dinner for us. It was too windy to dine in the open so the Director of Tourism, Lori Murphy-Tatum, pulled some strings and we went to a nursing home across the road to eat in their dining room. State Rep. Rita Smart was with us and we talked about the excitement surrounding Boone Trace.

The temp is dropping fast and will dip below freezing by morning so I’m hunkering down.

Walk On,
Hop over to the Richmond Kentucky Tourism Facebook Page for more photos.


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