Day: July 20, 2015
So, at a bright and warming up 8:30AM, 2 of us (Landon from ADVRider was the other rider) set out for the small former town of Lawton, KY. It is about 30 minutes east of Morehead, KY. As we decided to run the scenic path, it took us about 3.5 hours to ride the 160+ miles from the park to the mines. At 8:30 AM, it was already pushing to nearly 80 degrees. Most of the roads out I had been on, as it seems there is a lot to do in the eastern part of the state. So nothing new came up until we got to Winchester, where we went into unknown roads to me. We zig-zagged around I-64 through small towns and back roads and found ourselves in Morehead. At one of the larger parking lots, we saw a couple coaches getting set up for a MSF course. As it was near 11am, and over 85, it was gonna be a hot one for them. We continued on, and turned off US60 onto some other 4-numbered road. Within 30 minutes and a u-turn we had found the mines. You cannot miss them from the road, but you can miss the road.