After getting our fill of taking pictures of the overlook, we returned to the trail to continue our hike. Which overall was a very enjoyable moderate hike with plenty of photo opportunities of flora, fauna, rock cliffs, and overlooks (which were all well-marked, fenced in, and safe for all but the smallest or most curious of dogs).
While climbing up the path to reach the second overlook we encountered a group of people coming down. The path up was pretty narrow, us being closer to the bottom at the time, moved out of the way to let them pass. As they worked their way down through the dogs one of the ladies in the group asked for a picture of us and the dogs, we agreed of course.
As it turned out she is the Director of Tourism for McCreary County and posted our picture on the county’s Facebook Page.
By this point, my camera had died so all hiking pictures are courtesy of Azure Carter.
We ended out hike at the halfway point of the Blue Heron Loop, which happened to be located at a train station museum.
Once we returned to our campsite we said goodbye to family that had to leave and proceeded to start a fire and cook dinner.
They remained tuckered puppies until the next day.
The next morning we cleaned, packed, and loaded up for our trip home.
As we were leaving the Blue Heron Campground:We saw one of the many arches here at the park and couldn’t resist taking some pictures.We will definitely be going back to finish the Blue Heron Loop and explore the train station more thoroughly while open and maybe even snag a ride on the train.