Friday, September 19, 2008

Pickett State Park: Hidden Passage Loop

Hidden Passage
Well today I got in my first long hike in a long time. I had planned to hike the Hidden Passage Loop trail which according to my guide book is just over 8 miles long. It was a great hike past arches,
Pillar Arch
along cliffs,
Eric at Double Falls
near waterfalls, and with some nice views. I made two side trips to Double Falls
Upper Double Falls
and an old railroad tunnel.
Old Railroad Tunnel
It felt so good to be out on the trail again. After my Hidden Passage hike, I got in the car and drove to Cordell Hull State Historic Park near the Tennessee/Kentucky border.
Cordell Hull Home
There is a great, short hike to the interesting Bunkum Cave entrance there.
Looking Out Of Bunkem Cave
There are also some great artifacts associated with Cordell Hull (Secretary of State under F.D.R.) on display in the museum. A nice out-of-the-way place to visit.  

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