Routes 80 and 15 were not enjoyable in the least bit, but the rest of the ride through Chavies ("We got a nasty case of the Chavies") was nice and rural, albeit mountainous. We stopped in at a diner in Buckhorn for some lunch and a power outlet to recharge my camera battery. Afterwards, we set off through a river basin that led us into our final destination of the day, Booneville. We found a place to camp behind the Presbyterian church just outside of town, used their water spicket to shower, and then stuck around for the arrival of Chris & Chris (who had taken off from Hindman about an hour after us). We then walked down to the public library, conveniently located in a shopping mall right next to the Family Dollar Store. We then ate at a small smokey diner (I guess they don't have public smoking laws in Kentucky) and lounged around for the rest of the evening with the Chrisses.
Our plan for tomorrow is this: Either we: (A) Bike an excess of 90 miles to Harrodsburg, or (B) take an easy morning ride to Berea. Depending on the last remnants of the Appalachians, we'll have to see how we're feeling by the time we get to Berea. Reading the maps I've been using, it informs the reader: "Berea is the Trans-America Trail's gateway to the Appalachians." The maps cater towards east bounders more than those who travel west, so I must conclude that Berea will be the final exit of steep mountainous terrain (for the time being, at least).