Princess Falls Left Us In Awe…

Our Second Saturday looked a little something like this! 

Sunday March 8, 2020

Princess Falls

McCreary County, KY

Our second Saturday was an adventure to remember!

My guests for this adventure trip was my daughter, Damia and her girlfriend Hannah! We set out on a sunny Sunday morning to explore the beautiful Mc Creary County which is one of the most beautiful places in the entire state of Kentucky! The temperature was around 65 degrees, give or take a few degrees. It was about an hour and a half drive from Lexington but the sun was shining bright, and we were excited for a day trip adventure! Princess Falls was our destination, which has been on my bucket list for a long while now.

img_4181As we began at the trail head, we learned we had a little over a mile hike to our destination, Princess Falls. We walked along Lick Creek and the beautiful colors we’re awe-striking. The water of Lick Creek had a blue/green hue and the sky was bright blue. The brown of the trees was gorgeous with the colors of the water and sky!

As we walk closer to the waterfall, our problems and everyday worries began to fade away. We were being submersed into the beauty of nature, and she seems to make everything better.

We knew we were in for a treat. We eventually came to a bridge but we were instructed to veer off to the right, following the small trail that lead to Princess Falls. The bridge was crossing over Lick Creek and we can’t help but get excited that it will be a perfect place to PLAY once the weather warms up a bit! We will definitely be going back!

If you haven’t been to Princess Falls it’s a guaranteed treat! If you to continue your adventure you can also visit Lick Creek Falls, which is across the bridge if you decide you want a longer hike. I’ve been to Lick Creek Falls and you won’t be disappointed if you go! I saw Lick Creek Falls by starting at the Ranger Station Trail Head. It’s a pretty long hike, but absolutely breathtaking.

We will let our photo collection do the rest of the talking for this Into The Wild: Kentucky Wilderness & Waterfall Adventure Time!

I encourage you to find adventures in your own back yard! Kentucky is one of the most beautiful states and we have never ending trails, waterfalls and fun waiting for you! To find this waterfall, visit the AllTrails app or http://www.kywaterfalls.com

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

67936482_2334592473328685_4895223412663779328_n
Wilderness Wellness Ambassador Pamela Karanova

 

 

Kentucky Sunshine & Mountain Climb

December 27, 2019

65 Degrees

Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve Trail, Clay City, Kentucky

img_0761

Kentucky Sunshine & Mountain Climb

An Kentucky Adventure with my daughter, Keila B.

 

A Kentucky mountain climb

An adventure every time

Follow me

I will lead

Kentucky adventure time is all we need 

Adventure time

This day is mine

I’m ready for some Kentucky sunshine

Craving fresh airtime

Wilderness play

My hearts alive

A Kentucky mountain climb

An adventure every time

Wintertime

This day is mine

Sitting on cloud nine

Up we go to see the show

Mountain tops

Photo ops

All our worries fall to the ground 

Be still and look around

Kentucky vibes 

Don’t stop

Chilling on mountain tops 

Beauty is here

2020 will be our year

No more 2019 tears

Keep climbing

Let go of fears

A Kentucky mountain climb

An adventure every time

Follow me

I will lead

Kentucky adventure time is all we need 

Kentucky Sunshine & Mountain Tops 

Keep climbing

Never stop

Soak up the backdrop 

Breathe in

Breathe out

Sit down

Stay awhile

This is what life is all about.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Kentucky Adventuring in December 2019 – Flat Lick Falls

67902269_107125523975165_4014864793268649984_n

Saturday, December 21st 2019 we set out to have one of our last INTO THE WILD: KY adventures of 2019! 

Weather temperatures showed a high of 50 degrees so we decided this was a perfect day to celebrate Winter Solstice by hitting the road in the bluegrass state. 

After all, adventure is our middle name! Ha! 

Although I have been to our specific destination many times, I try to take as many people as I can because of the beauty that is found in this hidden gem in Kentucky. My daughter, and her friend were my guests and it was a true treat to be able to share with them an adventure of a lifetime. 

Flat Lick Falls Recreational Area is located in McKee, KY. It’s approximately 1.5 hours from Lexington, give or take a little bit depending on what side of town you live on. The drive to Flat Lick Falls is nothing but a treat and seems to mesmerize those who decide to take us up on this adventure. Driving through small towns, looking at old and new houses, over the hills, mountains and through the forest will have you daydreaming the entire time. One of our favorite topics, “What would it be like to live in the Kentucky country like this?” 

994a966b-1603-4074-b289-a7015588a675

We have some of the most beautiful places on earth, right here in our own backyards. One of the main goals of Into The Wild: KY is to inspire others to search around the state of Kentucky and find the hidden gems so many don’t even know exist. Did you know Kentucky has over 600 waterfalls? Our desire is to see them all, and share our adventures with you! 

So many people travel far and spend a ton of money to have adventures, but what aboutimg_9899 the people who can’t afford that? What about the people who can’t take enough time off work to go on an adventure far away? That’s the target audience we’re hoping to reach. You don’t have to have a lot of money to have awe-inspiring adventures. You can embark on a day trip for the adventure of a lifetime. Follow our lead, and we will be happy to share our Kentucky Wilderness & Waterfall Adventures with you! 

Flat Lick Falls pulls on my heart strings in a major way. Something about this place is hard for me to put into words. Everything about it is perfect for a day getaway. It’s a space to clear your mind, decompress from life, and let go of all the things you carry in your day to day life. 

You will find camping areas where you can have a bonfire, pitch a tent, stay all night, a weekend or even just a few hours. For us, we usually like to stay as long as possible fitting it into a day trip. 

As you travel down a concrete path, you will find a scenic overlook that takes you to a beautiful spot to see Flat Lick Falls. Once you continue on, past this overlook you run into trails that will take you down to the waterfall. If you decide to explore and enjoy the area you will experience an ambiance that’s hard to find anywhere else. If you continue, you will have plenty to explore. Adventure Awaits! 

img_9878

The sound of the waterfall is soothing to the soul. Most of the time the water is a blue green, and I’ve never known the falls to be dried up. There are many places to sit around and hang out awhile. I encourage you to sit and wait. Don’t rush, and stay as long as possible. Every time I visit this space, I wish I would have stayed longer. 

It’s not unusual to see butterflies serenading the area, and the heavenly vibe this brings will create a space like you’ve possibly never seen. Take a lunch, a friend or two, a hammock, a good book, or just go sit. Sometimes sitting in a sacred space like this is all that’s needed to restore the spirit and soul. 

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

To learn more about Flat Lick Falls, visit here. 

One By One

Church in the Wild 🦋

img_3934

One By One

As I travelled across many fields 
Filled with butterflies & bumblebee’s
My destination is my sacred sit spot
The butterflies are waiting for me

I remember the days when
I hated to be alone
I was terrified of my thoughts
I was scared of ME until
I discovered the majestic forest & trees

Once I started to explore Mother Nature
My eyes became clear to see
My anticipation builds
As I wander through the fields
The butterflies are waiting for me

Once I reach the threshold
Of your beautiful little cove
The welcoming of Mother Nature
Wraps around me
She hugs me & squeezes me

I escape the noise of the world
I sit in silence, in stillness
I’m alone and I wait

One by one the butterflies come
And they dance for me
Sometimes I weep because
I never knew such beauty was free
The butterflies are dancing for me

No more running from myself
I’ve found heaven amongst the trees
The butterfly kisses and me
One by one the butterflies come
And they dance for me

I see beauty in them
It reflects back to me
I start to love to be alone
Mother Nature’s embrace for me
Helped me see
I am beautiful like the butterflies

Mother Nature’s beauty is all around
She wears a royalty crown
The best part is she’s free
The butterflies are dancing for me 🦋

 Wilderness Play & Adventurist – Pamela Karanova |

#intothewildky #healingthroughwriting

Location: Jessamine Creek Gorge Nature Preserve, Picnic Area, Nicholasville, KY.

This location is a 2.1 mile trail and its rated as moderate.

It can be found on the AllTrails App.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.