HIKING D. BOON HUT TRAIL Daniel Boone National Forest Slade, Ky

Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: November 16, 2023

This trail was tough and descending from the trailhead into a deep gorge under towering cliffs. The trail wound through the trees until descending steep steps. We crossed another slope and descended more steps. The trail was lined with thick hardwood trees and rhododendrons.  Farther on is a cave depression that Daniel Boone allegedly used as a shelter. Next to it is another large rock shelter that was once mined for saltpeter. Since I was recovering from an upper respiratory virus, we did not proceed further along the trail since I knew I had a big climb facing me to return up the gorge. An opening in the trees gave me a look at a connector trail and a great view of the sandstone cliffs and two large hueco (holes) cut into the cliff.  

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