A WEEKEND OF
Outdoor adventure is my favorite form of relaxation. I was due for a trip to the mountains to reunite with nature and experience what the mountains has to offer.
First, I want to share with you what “adventure” means. An adventure doesn’t have to be dangerous to be fun and exciting. Any activity can be an adventure if it’s new to you and if the outcome is unpredictable.
Well, there’s nothing predictable about the kind of experience I had during my trip to Pikeville, KY. It is the kind of experience you can’t have behind the wheel of a car, on a train, or on a tour. I wanted to do things like zip-lining, kayaking, and hiking trails to experience the forest and especially panoramic views of the mountains. I believe when you travel on foot you really learn about a place. I talked to Morgan at the White Lighting Zip-Line and she told me what to do at Bob Amos Park. She told me to come prepared with my mountain bike and if I had enough time to include some mountainous horseback riding.
A friend told me about his whitewater rafting experience about 30 minutes past Pikeville at the Breaks Interstate Park known as the Grand Canyon of the South. He said I would love the thrill of the rapids, rushing water and awesome views of the canyon like mountains. I also made plans for a little fishing during my stay. I heard about the world class fishing in the Levisa, Russell, and Tug Fork Rivers and that they provide the best small mouth fishing anywhere. If I hadn't caught a thing I would’ve still been hooked on this fishing location. The rocky shoals and the still pools are perfect habitats for smallmouth bass and I was able to get hooked up with serveral trophy sized fish, for a yak fisherman it doesn't dissappoint.
You have to check it out for yourself…Matt