Wandering Around Cave Run Lake, Kentucky
The next day I had planned on doing some hikes in the Cave Run Lake area of the Daniel Boone National Forest but, as frequently happens when I attempt to plan activities, I ended up doing none of them. I instead took a lazy day exploring the shore and some short trails around the lake as well as taking a few extended reading breaks. It worked out.
The lake and shoreline are absolutely gorgeous. The water is pale blue and clear and the surrounding hills are thickly forested – a stunning combination. I particularly enjoyed spending time on a rocky, forested section of shoreline near (I think) Shallow Flats. So many blues and greens, and perfect clouds to boot. Had I stayed in the area and done the planned hikes I would have loved to camp on the shore or on the mountains overlooking the lake. Even driving Route 801, which runs along the northeast side, was incredibly pretty and well-worth a detour off I-64 if you happen to be in the area. I think I inadvertently irritated more than one driver since unlike me they seemed to have destinations while I was meandering at about ten miles below the speed limit.
Finally, my day ended just as beautifully as it started: