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Michigan man retraces Daniel Boone’s famous trek to Kentucky

FoxNews.com

03/27/2015

A Michigan man completed a 16-day journey Thursday that aimed to retrace the trail carved through Appalachia by famed frontiersman Daniel Boone.

Curtis Penix carried a 40-pound backpack on his journey of nearly 240 miles through the so-called Boone Trace. The trail started in Tennessee, wound into Virginia and took him into Kentucky’s Fort Boonesborough, which was built after Boone and his team finished their path.

“The American dream started on this road,” the 46-year-old Penix said……

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Boone Trace hikers reach Madison County

03/23/2015

by Machaela Ballard

The Richmond Register

When Curtis Penix and Given Fox were told that the 220 mile Boone’s Trace trek originally made by Daniel Boone 240 years ago could not be done in today’s conditions, they set out to prove the cynics wrong, Penix said.

“They were wrong because we are doing it. We’ve nearly done it,” Penix said Monday, shortly after ascending Boone Gap, at the Madison-Rockcastle and countyline.

 

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Road Warriors

By Bobbie Poynter

The Mountain Advocate

After a grueling 110 miles and nine days later, Curtis Penix and Givan Fox finally made it to Knox County and Ely Hollow Road. The men are into their ninth day of a 16-day hike that began on March 10 in Kingsport, Tenn., historically the day Daniel Boone headed west across the Cumberland Gap to break the trail for future settlers. The historic trail the men are following is commonly known across Knox County as the Boone Trace. Penix is following in the footsteps of his five-times-great-grandfather, Joshua Penix, who traveled across the Boone Trace through Kentucky to settle in Fort Boonesborough.

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Backpackers walking in the footsteps of Daniel Boone

03/21/2015

by Tom Eblen

Lexington Herald-Leader

RACCOON SPRINGS — As dawn broke, backpackers Curtis Penix and Givan Fox emerged from their shelter, rubbed their eyes and filled their water bottles from natural springs that trickled out of a hillside.

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Lost In The Wander Part 5

03/17/2015

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Lost In The Wander Part 4

03/16/2015

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WYMT News 

WYMT TV 57 Mountain news

03/18/2015

Click here to view video http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/video

The video links cannot be shared individually, unfortunately. Scroll down to the Mountain News This Morning at 5 a.m.
Then their clip begins at the 8 minute 14 second mark.

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Hikers attempt to finish 200 mile trip in Daniel Boone’s footsteps

WYMT TV 57 Mountain News

March 17, 2015

KNOX Co., Ky. (WYMT) – Carrying 40 pounds of supplies while hiking beside a busy road is not your typical backpacking experience.

But for hikers traveling across Eastern Kentucky it is a historical trip in more ways than one.

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Hiking through history

03/17/2015

by Kelsey Gearheart

Middlesboro Daily News

As you drive along U.S. 25E this week you might see two men with huge backpacks walking alongside the road. There is no need to offer them a ride because these men, Curtis Penix and Givan Fox, are chasing a dream and a part of their family history.

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 Boone Trace Hiker, Curtis Penix, Headed for Kentucky!

03/13/2015

KentuckyTourism.com Outdoor Adventure Blog

by The Office of Adventure Tourism

Many of you may have seen recent news stories and social media buzz about a hiker from Michigan named Curtis Penix.  Mr. Penix is currently on day four of a 200 mile, 16 day quest to hike the entirety of the Boone Trace.  He began the trip March 10 on Long Island in the Holston River near Johnson City, TN.  He is slated to enter into Kentucky via the Cumberland Gap on Monday, March 16.

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Lost in the Wander Part 3

03/11/2015

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Right Now Someone is Walking Towards Middlesboro – Help Us Follow This Epic Trek!

03/11/2015

by Isaac Kremer

 

Discover Downtown Middlesboro Kentucky

We’re going to keep it simple and let Mr. Fox share his remarkable story in his own words. If you see him while on the trip wave hello and give some encouragement. Better yet, take a picture and share it on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #BooneTrace2015. That way we can keep up on the progress.

Mr. Fox should pass through Middlesboro around noon on March 16. Some re-enactors from the Park will be walking with him over the Gap and then gathering in the Visitors Center. Then he will proceed with walking through Middlesboro and northward in the footsteps of Daniel Boone. How cool is that?

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Lost in the Wander Part 2

03/10/2015

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Curtis Penix Hikes the Boone Trail

03/10/2015

The Times News Online


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Monroe man to hike Daniel Boone Trail

03/10/2015

By Dean Cousino

MONROE NEWS

Curtis Penix has been spending a lot of time lately poring over maps of the forests and hinderlands of Kentucky and Tennessee. Starting Tuesday, the Monroe resident will set out on the the biggest trip of his life — the “Boone Trace Expedition 2015” — a 200-mile hike to retrace the footsteps his five-time great-grandfather, Joshua, took in 1779 to follow the trail blazed by Daniel Boone and his 30 “axemen” in March and April of 1775.  READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

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Lost in the Wander Interview

03/09/2015

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KENTUCKY TEACHER

 

Students are invited to follow the progress of a hiker who is walking the Boone Trace trail into Kentucky just as his ancestor did 236 years ago. Curtis Penix’s “Boone Trace Expedition” will take him along a 200-mile path from Kingsport, Tennessee, to Fort Boonesborough, following in the footsteps of his fifth great-grandfather, Joshua Penix, who was 19 years old when he joined other settlers to establish Boonesborough as a permanent town. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

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Following the trail of ‘Ol’ Dan’l Boone

03/04/15
By Jeff Noble Staff writer
THE TIMES TRIBUNE
CORBIN, KY
It was a gateway for Kentucky’s early settlers, and this month a Michigan man will take a hike to follow his ancestor’s footsteps….  READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE 

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This Guy is About to Re-Trace Daniel Boone’s Steps for 200 Miles

Michigan native Curtis Penix is making plans to complete the entire Boone Trace beginning this March. Following in the footsteps of pioneer Daniel Boone, Penix will hike over 200 miles on his 16-day adventure……  READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

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Adventure Tourism: Hiker Ready to Follow in Daniel Boone’s Footsteps

02/18/15

By Seth Wheat
AN OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
KY.GOV
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Michigan native Curtis Penix is making plans to complete the entire Boone Trace beginning this March. Following in the footsteps of pioneer Daniel Boone, Penix will hike over 200 miles on his 16-day adventure. 
Penix will begin his journey March 10 on Long Island in the Holston River near Kingsport, Tennessee.  This is the same site where Boone’s party left in March 1775. Some of the original route blazed by Boone’s party is no longer available due to development. By partnering with local organizations, including the Friends of the Boone Trace, Penix has been able to plan and identify the most historically accurate route for his hike. 
 He will be joined by Givan Fox in Martin’s Station, Virginia, and from there the two will travel together through the Cumberland Gap and on to Fort Boonesborough near Richmond, Kentucky. Givan Fox is the son of Dr. John Fox, who serves as president of the Friends of Boone Trace. 
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Hiker to Trace Steps of Daniel Boone starting March 10, 2015

02/02/2015

By Isaac Kremer
Discover Downtown Middlesboro Kentucky
On March 10, 2015, in a research and pilot project, Curtis Penix will begin an historic 200-mile trek, hiking the path marked by Daniel Boone almost 250 years ago. A 46-year old Michigan native with Kentucky roots, Penix will begin his 16-day trek at Long Island on the Holston River in what is now Kingsport, Tennessee, the site from which Daniel Boone and his party left in March 1775.
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