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Cumberland Gap State Park

Discussion in 'Trails' started by killeroy154, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Took a hike yesterday where the hwy used to cut through a mountain. We have driven through this gap in the mountain several times traveling between Michigan and Tennessee. Now there is a tunnel that cuts through the mountain. This is also part of the Daniel Boone wilderness trail, and a strategic area during the Civil war.

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    This was on the drive over Clinch mountain looking back on my home town lake as we headed north toward Cumberland Gap.

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    We started our hike through this covered entrance.

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    This was the old hwy 25E that inspired the movie Thunder Road about running moon shine north from east tn., and also the road I mentioned we used to drive to Tennessee on.

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    One of the locals.

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    Tri state monument Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky borders.

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    The Gap by the monument.
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    The trail got more interesting.

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    Site of Fort McCook.

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    Not loaded, but cannon date 1861. I think it is original civil was cannon.

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    Wow I look fat.

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    Another mile to go.

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    An old home stead with well and root cellar dated 1920 engraved in cement above cellar.

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    We made it. Looking down on Lincoln Memorial University.

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    Site of Fort Lyon on top of the mountain.

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    April 9 1861. If authentic along with other similar dates of that year plus company numbers. Maybe civil war soldiers carved in rock.

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    Time for a snack of chocolate novaks. I didn't tell her that there was a road up here to the top, so the cookies might have saved me from being pushed off a cliff.

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    This rock tower was over 20 feet tall.

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    Another selfie. Do I look thinner from the last one?

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    looking south above town of Cumberland Gap where we started from.

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    further south toward the Smokey mtns.

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    looking east sort of toward home.

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    looking west. Fern lake upper right, far left middle of picture is new 25E where it enters tunnel at base of mountain.

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    Middlesboro Kentucky far right where tunnel comes out, fern lake upper center.

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    We headed the 2 miles back down. I hope you enjoyed taking a hike with us in our little part of the world.
     
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  2. Pretty cool, thanks for sharing! Although your chocolate novaks look like something that a bear would leave behind on the trail...

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  3. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Black bears leave dark chocolate, brown bears and grizzly drop milk chocolate and polar bears bears leave white chocolate behind
     
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