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Mark- thanks so much for the awesome detailed trip report.It really made me want to get out there!!One request- a suggestion really- don't be so modest.Please consider including a few fotos of you and your hiking buddy.I so like to put face(s) with a good story.Peace! KyDan
The boy and I (along with our BSA Troop) trekked from C. Falls to the Star Creek shelter. This was our second adventure in backpacking and we both had a great time.Really enjoy this site and wealth of information therein, especially the trip reports/photos.
Have they started work on the replacement bridge at Bark Camp yet? Last I've hard it was under proposal, but was held up due to budget cuts. The bridge has been out for years now, and is very much needed, as Bark Camp can be a dangerous ford under high water conditions.
I probably crossed paths with you Stewart32. I was tagging along with some guys from work and their kids this last weekend (I was the youngest of the three "adults" with the three young kids). We hiked 12 miles one way from Cumberland Falls to the Laurel Boat Ramp. We ran into a scout troop from central KY and chatted with them a few times on the trail. The trail was very busy from Cumberland Falls to the Star Creek Shelter. We missed the new bridge over bark camp creek. We rock-hopped across near the remnants of the old bridge. They still have the signs up warning hikers about the dangerous crossing.We spent Saturday night at the Bark Camp Shelter since the other shelter was full. At about 5:30 on Sunday morning the barking of Coyotes woke me up. The high concentration of waterfalls in this area made it a fantastic hike. It seems like almost every tributary we crossed had at least a minor fall or drip.Thanks for the pictures and thanks for helping to cut away some of the branches. I ended up packing out a trash bag full of trash that was near the trail and shelter but there is no way I could handle all the trash that had washed up from the river.Although they are similar to Mark's, I thought I would share two of my favorite pictures of waterfalls from this weekend anyway.Bark Camp CreekDog Slaughter