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I am planning a trip in June to walk the 302 miles of the Sheltowee Trail in Kentucky. The trip will take me about 10-15 days depending on the area and locations to check out. Has anyone walked this trail before? I hear there are good locations to check out on the trail. This is my post deployment walk-about. It will be good to have my wife and kids link up with me at different sections of the trail. It's always good to cleanse the soul after a deployment.  

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i've hiked bits and pieces of it..........

used to live in lexington, so i would do parts of it over the years i lived there......

one thing to take into consideration-----at times, at least back then, the trail would be tough to follow......

some parts are maintained---a good chunk are not maintained.....

also......some parts cut across private land....just be aware of that......
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checkout The Outcasts blog ... group of firefightin' backpackers from Murfreesboro. i think they've hiked the whole 302...

http://theoutcastshikeagain.blogspot.com/search....20Trace


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It just got extended this year down to Latherwood Ford. Had a buddy section hike it last year and he is going this weekend to do the new section. There is a project coming up soon to take it another 5 miles to Honey Creek.
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I've done a section hike around the Red River Gorge.  It's a nice trail.  Some road hiking but it's mostly rural, low traffic roads.  Definitely some great stops along the trail including Cumberland Falls and rock formations in RRG.  

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It just got extended this year down to Latherwood Ford. Had a buddy section hike it last year and he is going this weekend to do the new section. There is a project coming up soon to take it another 5 miles to Honey Creek.

are you thinking of the John Muir Trail? is there new news about completing the missing section by hooking up to Honey Creek? i feel like they've been saying that for years.

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It just got extended this year down to Latherwood Ford. Had a buddy section hike it last year and he is going this weekend to do the new section. There is a project coming up soon to take it another 5 miles to Honey Creek.

are you thinking of the John Muir Trail? is there new news about completing the missing section by hooking up to Honey Creek? i feel like they've been saying that for years.

yup, i got an email from the STA about needing volunteers for the project to actually make a trail where the JMT is through there.  I hiked that section back in 2000 and it was only a pig trail in spots, nothing in others.
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