Central Ky BCH and Mountain Lake BCH Placing of the new
Equestrian Hitch Rails at Stoney Cove Parking
Cave Run LakeDaniel Boone National Forest
The week of June 16, 2015 several members went up to the Stoney Cove Parking area at the Dam at Cave Run Lake to finish digging the holes for the hitch rails to be installed.
The Corps of Engineers owns the property surrounding the dam and thus we had to get permission to put the new ones in. Anthony Orr at the Corp office was wonderful to work with as were his men. They approved of the rails and tried to dig the holes for us (but were not too successful).
The first trip up was to see if the holes needed a jack hammer. Well—–our two wonderful guys who went to discern this just used gut strength, digger bars and a post hole digger and got them done, through the sandstone. Cory White and Mike Sosby are my heroes.
The next evening two of them, two of Cory’s kids, Kash and Curry, and Kathleen Caudill and I went back to set the rails with concrete.
We were done by dark with the help of a case of beer for the workers and then headed for a well deserved dinner in Salt Lick, KY.
Kathy Caudill went back up a couple of days later and took down the support rope and re-bar and returned that to the Corps office. Next she filled in the tops of the holes with dirt as the concrete had hardened sufficiently.
A huge thanks to All who helped get this done!! The hitch rails are really nice and I hope all the uses will make good use of them.