Tuesday May 3,2016 45.3 miles(72.9 km)
Once past Haysi the route began to climb. Not steep but a steady climb up to The Breaks, known as the Grand Canyon of the South. Along the way were many interesting rock formations and of course wildflowers.
The Breaks is a beautiful area. There is a large park there called The Breaks Interstate Park as it spans the border of Virginia and Kentucky.
Once leaving The Breaks it was a nice steady downhill run to the Kentucky line. Good bye Virginia. Hello Kentucky. One state done, ten more to go!!
The first town I came to in Kentucky was Elkhorn City. They had these colorfully paint elk along their streets.
After leaving Elkhorn City I passed through a few small communities until I came to my stopping place for the day, the Freeda Harris Baptist Center near Lookout, Kentucky.