View from our hike near Beauregard-Baret, France.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Saint-Côme-et-Maruéjols, France.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Towards Andorra.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Hiking in Daniel Boone National Forest

We did a short 2.5 mile (4 km) hike yesterday morning, came back to the motorhome for lunch, and then went out for another fairly short hike in the afternoon.

They were calling for some showers yesterday afternoon, but we only had a few drops despite it being a generally overcast day.

The morning trail we did was just kind of around the campground, with one leg that went to the Silvermine Arch.

Cliff view.

Just a walk in the woods.

This tree had an odd split in it. Hollow in the middle!

Down some steps in to the Red River Gorge.

Different kind of greenery down here.

Lots of interesting rock formations.

Never to old to have some fun!

Ruth, at the Silvermine Arch.

Looking up...

And, back up the stairs. 79 steps!

Back to Sherman for lunch, and then we were watching the skies to see if it would be worthwhile to go out again. We decided "what the heck, it's only water", and off we went. We rode our bikes through the campground and left them at the far trailhead.

Like I said... never too old!

 More stairs.

Neat rocks!

Ruth and "Hidden Arch".

Gotta be a little careful on this section!

Big rock shelf.

Scenery along the way.

Heading back to Sherman.

Nice enough day, and we managed to do a total of about 4.5 miles (7 kms). Only saw one other person on the trails! Gotta love hiking and camping at this time of year when there's nobody around.

We're moving on today, but not until we do one more hike! Then, we hope to make it to a big RV salvage yard to see if they have anything we need for Sherman. After that, back into the southern section of Daniel Boone National Forest. We'll see.

Oh, and I posted our November expense report... just a little over budget...

November Expense Report

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  1. Did you know there is an RV museum in Indiana?

    1. Yep, but it's located quite a bit north of us in Elkhart. In between Chicago and Detroit.

  2. What a neat park! I can just imagine the history there. The vegetation are rhododendrons of some type. We have the Coast rhododendrons that grow here in the woods in Washington and is our state flower. Most people here have rhododendrons in their yards! I love exploring in the fall, too...little to no people.

    1. The rock formations are amazing. It is hard to believe that water has done all this work to those rock over thousands of years or even more.

      Yes, they are rhododendrons and I would so love to see this area when they are in bloom, it would be gorgeous. There are azaleas in there as well. When we had a house I planted a rhododendron in the garden a year or two before selling the house and one of the conditions on the sale is that I could dig up the rhododendron and a magnolia tree that I planted at the same time, and I then gave these to my parents for their garden.

  3. Be careful out there kids! There were a couple sphincter clenching spots along the way, but hey, can't quietly sit around passing the time.

    1. Thanks for the concern Bob and we are careful, trust us. Looks are deceiving! :-)

  4. Great picture of Ruth levitating. What a talented lady! :cD

  5. So fun to have the Daniel Boone Forest all to yourselves. Looks like fun!!!!

  6. What a beautiful hike! I was going to mention that the "greenery" are rhododendrons, very common in the southern US and bloom in the spring. They make such a beautiful understory in deciduous woods. I love hikes like that where you see no one or just one or two other souls. So peaceful. Glad you are enjoying your time in the US!

    1. They were a couple of great hikes! Yes, we knew that they were rhododendrons and it sure would be nice to see them in the spring when they are all in bloom. I can't even imagine what it must look like then. There were azaleas in there as well.

      The best hikes are the ones when you are on your own and not with crowds of other people. :-)

  7. Looks like some excellent hikes. A few scary looking spots. Enjoy the solitude and peace.

    Take care, be safe,

    1. You definitely had to be aware of your surroundings, there was no protection (fences) along the cliff edges and sometimes there isn't much under the ledges so we are always careful not to put ourselves into danger.

  8. No matter what time of year it is, the forest just so beautiful. What a wonderful hikes.

    1. Totally agree with you , however in the summer there would probably be too many people on the trails for our liking.


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