Monday, March 24, 2014

Silo Overlook

The other day we did a geocache at a cool location at LBL in Kentucky.  It was called Silo Overlook.  I really like caches that take you to an interesting location, and even though we've been going to Kentucky Lake for years, we've never gone to see the Silo Overlook.


Wonderful old, but locked, grate door....


At one time there were 3 pavilion's at the top of the silo that afforded you a fantastic view of Lake Barkley.


It was a sunny clear day, but with a cold, brisk wind that roared in from the lake. 


The old wooden walkway to the top of the overlook has fallen apart and is now partially dismantled.  No way to get to the top anymore, which was a shame, because I would have loved to go up there.





Before we left, we took the opportunity to do a little phooning.


Even though we couldn't climb to the top of the silo anymore, we did find the geocache that was hidden there.  This was a great location and a fun place to visit.  Plus it felt good to be out walking in the woods again.

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  1. I think it is Awesome that you and Chablis can do so much together! I really miss those days with my Jess....I get to see her every couple of months now!!
    :( Going there to spend some time this weekend....if it's nice, maybe we can look for some Geocache....must be a million of them around her in the mountains!!!!

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    1. I'll bet there are a bunch of geocaches by her. You need to check it out. Have fun on your visit!

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  2. I'm glad you didn't TRY to get to the top of that thing! I know you thought about it...you love to climb! It's fun to get out in the woods. We hiked yesterday and had the best time! It was 80 degrees though! Have a good day my friend! Hugs!

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    1. Ha- you know me pretty well. I did walk around to check out that possibility, but it was in really bad shape.

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  3. Very interesting! Nice to see a blue sky too!

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    1. It was interesting to walk around but I would really have liked to climb to the top.

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  4. Fun to discover tumble-down old buildings. A pity they didn't keep this one maintained for the public.

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    1. It's in really bad shape - I'm surprised they haven't torn all that wood down.

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  5. whew! I thought you were going to climb that old silo!
    xo

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  6. Love these photos, Kim ... especially the first one. Ah, the stories it could tell!
    That last snapshot made me chuckle - y'all look like two naughty little girls running from trouble. :)

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  7. Hi Kim! Oh, what an interesting looking place! I love these snaps. Now there you go teaching me a new word. What is phooning? You look cute! Thanks for coming along with me on my trip.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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    1. With all your travels, you need to be doing some phooning too! Check out this post:

      http://snugharborbay.blogspot.com/2011/03/do-you-phoon.html

      xo

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  8. Cool location! The shot looking up reminds me of repunzle's tower!

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    1. LOL - I didn't think of that, but it makes sense.

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  9. Interesting location. Were they originally actual silos? and if so, why the platforms on top?

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    1. At one time it was an actual silo and it was converted into an attraction at Kentucky Lake. They built the ramp and observation towers for a scenic view. It was closed sometime in the 90's and the lower part of the ramp was disabled to keep people off of it.

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