Day 8 – Checking In

9:30 a.m.

We are at the Cumberland Ford in Pineville. As I said in yesterday’s post about the Ford – “Although I intended to avoid using bridges on this trek and ford the waters like grandpa Joshua, I have realized it may be wiser to live in peace with this river and not challenge Cumberland’s power.”

Givan Fox overlooking Cumberland FordPhoto Credit: Curtis Penix

Givan Fox overlooking Cumberland Ford
Photo Credit: Curtis Penix

John Fox checking in with “the boys”.

Photo Credit: Discover Downtown MiddlesboroIsaac Kremer

Photo Credit: Discover Downtown Middlesboro
Isaac Kremer

At Pineville, KY, ready to cross Cumberland Ford.   With a hearty Pineville welcome.

Photo Credit: Discover Downtowm MiddlesboroIsaac Kremer

Photo Credit: Discover Downtowm Middlesboro
Isaac Kremer

Curtis and Givan were accompanied by Pineville Mayor Scott Madon as they crossed the Cumberland River on their way to Fort Boonesborough.

Photo Credit: Kelsey Gearheart

Photo Credit: Kelsey Gearheart


5:59 p.m.


You saw the satellite view earlier, and here we are at ground level where the original Boone Trace separates from the Wilderness Road. From now on its pure Daniel Boone Route.

Givan is working those legs into trail tough legs and, although mine are sore, they are holding together. Hope we can make it to Shy Mug Rd before night fall

Walk on,

Photo Credit:  Curtis Penix

Photo Credit: Curtis Penix

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