Day Four – Midday Check In

I received two emails today regarding yesterday’s happenings.  I thought I would share with you the photos they’ve sent.

For today, Curt feels like he is half a day behind schedule.  He is going to put in a few longer days to make up for the delay caused by the difficulties of Kane Gap.

He has a tight schedule to keep.  He is meeting up with Givan Fox, son of Dr. John Fox, at Martin Station, VA.  Givan will be hiking the remaining portion of the trip with him.  Dr. Fox’s six years of research, and prior research of  Neal O. Hammon, has been invaluable in maintaining the accuracy of this hike.  Together, the two men have numerous spots where they will be meeting with groups along the way to share information about Boone Trace and this expedition.

If you’ll allow me to speak as a wife for a moment, I’ve been so encouraged by the number of people supporting this trip.  I sincerely thank those that have emailed me, offered your phone numbers, and promised assistance if needed.  This has become an amazing journey for my husband!  I’m excited for him to join with Givan.  With his most recent job title being that of Black Hawk paramedic, and an avid hiker with a similar love for the outdoors, I know Curt’s health and spirits will be in good hands!

Kimberly Penix

Photos from Thursday, March 12th

Photo Credit: Ron and Joan Short Powell Mountain - Kane Gap

Curtis at Powell Mountain – Kane Gap
Photo Credit: Ron and Joan Short

Curtis Penix and Ron Short heading up Powell Mountain Photo Credit: Ron and Joan Short

Curtis Penix and Ron Short heading up Powell Mountain
Photo Credit: Ron and Joan Short

Locals along Wallen Creek greet Curtis Photo Credit: Randell Jones

Locals along Wallen Creek greet Curtis
Photo Credit: Randell Jones

Curtis with Randell Jones Photo Credit: Randell Jones

Curtis with Randell Jones
Photo Credit: Randell Jones

Curtis heading toward Wallen Creek and Stickleyville Photo Credit: Randell Jones

Curtis heading toward Wallen Creek and Stickleyville
Photo Credit: Randell Jones

4 Replies to “Day Four – Midday Check In”

  1. Hannah duncsn

    When will U be in the MIddlesboro area around the tunnel I usally walk around the wilderness trail and up
    To tri state peak
    Area
    H duncan

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    1. Dana Greene

      Curtis will be joined by Givan Fox, son of Dr. John Fox – President of Friends of Boone Trace, at Martin Station on the grounds of Virginia’s Wilderness Road State Park. That meeting is planned for Saturday, March 15. The two will complete the trek to Fort Boonesborough. It is anticipated the pair will arrive at the saddle of Cumberland Gap sometime Monday morning, March 16. Later, perhaps midday, they will be at the Visitor Center of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Middlesboro for some special recognition.

      Here’s a litttle more about the Middlesboro arrival–
      http://mboroky.blogspot.com/2015/03/right-now-someone-is-walking-towards.html

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    2. Dana Greene

      Curtis will be joined by Givan Fox, son of Dr. John Fox – President of Friends of Boone Trace, at Martin Station on the grounds of Virginia’s Wilderness Road State Park. That meeting is planned for Sunday, March 15. The two will complete the trek to Fort Boonesborough. It is anticipated the pair will arrive at the saddle of Cumberland Gap sometime Monday morning, March 16. Later, perhaps midday, they will be at the Visitor Center of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Middlesboro for some special recognition.

      Here’s a little more about the Middlesboro arrival–
      http://mboroky.blogspot.com/2015/03/right-now-someone-is-walking-towards.html

      Reply
  2. Kristie Howell

    My 4th grade class has been following you right along from the beginning. They are so excited to learn more about your expedition. They would like to know what you did to prepare for all the hiking you are doing. Also, they would like to know what kind of foods you packed for the trip. Tristan in my class wants to know if you are a UK basketball fan!

    Good luck! We wish you well!
    Mrs. Howell’s 4th grade class

    Livermore, KY

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