Adventures & Outdoors

Hatfield and McCoy Marathon ’16

June 11th of 2016 in the heated summer, there were one huge local event that everybody looks forward to and that is Hatfield and McCoy Marathon Run. They do Hatfield and McCoy Marathon Runs now and then, to my knowledge it’s once or twice annually as it is how many times I usually sees them but I could be wrong because I don’t know the entire schedules or the deal with Hatfield-McCoy Marathon. Hatfield and McCoy Marathon has always been one of the largest event in the heart of two counties which that is in Pike County of Kentucky and Mingo County of West Virginia. In Pike County, Ky they runs between Belfry to Blackberry and in Mingo County they runs in Williamson which is where the kickoff is and the finish lane is. Why these two counties with two different states you may ask? If you don’t know the history of Hatfield-McCoy feud then I am surprised because almost everybody know the history of them, nonetheless Hatfield-McCoy feud happens between the border of two counties, that is both in Pike County and Mingo County. Specifically between the Belfry in Pike County of Kentucky and Williamson in Mingo County of West Virginia, both of them is a border to two states each others. Now between that, there is a river which is known as Tug Valley’s River so if you were to cross from Belfry to Williamson you would cross where the river is or cross from Williamson to Belfry. Long story short on the history, the leader of Hatfield family is Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield and the leader of McCoy family is Randolph “Randall” McCoy who goes war against each others right on the border of these two states. If you want to know the entire story which I highly recommend that you do, I recommend you to buy a book calls Hatfield-McCoy Feud and if you aren’t into book then good news is that they made a movie out of it with the same name of the book “Hatfield-McCoy Feud”.

Day And Night.

In the evening on Friday I have decided that I should take a video of the daytime in the evening into the night using GoPro Hero4 Black Edition, just to give me something to do and I was due to have a video anyway since I haven’t recorded any videos in a very long time so ever since I started watching some videos on YouTube where some people records using their GoPro which that inspired me to actually start using my GoPro Hero4 Black Edition instead of letting it collects some dust well the case that GoPro is in collects dust. Ever since the memorial weekend where I decided for the first time that I want to put my GoPro Hero4 Black Edition in use, not only that I also bought GoPro Session on that same week before the memorial weekend because I wanted to use the GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition on the mount at the front of my ATV and use the GoPro Session for moving around either on a pole (GoPro 3-way) or clipped to the front of my hat. I have uploaded the video where we went trail riding on ATVs which you can find it by looking for ATV Adventure: Ballfork Mountain on the media page at top of the website under ATV Adventures videos album so since then I have decided that I wanted to keep putting both of my GoPro cameras in use and I came to an idea last Friday to record a video just out of boredom so I decided to record the sunset starting from the evening until it turns into the night (dark out).

BallFork Mountain.

Last weekend we have decided that we would go riding on four wheelers as I own ATVs or some just prefer to call them four wheelers but I like to call them ATV because when you say four wheelers, most of times the trucks comes to mind although ATV can be called four-wheeler as well so sometimes it’s a bit confusing when it comes to talking about four-wheeler because sometimes people would think it means truck and sometimes people would think it means ATV. So calling them ATV would be more straightforward in my opinion, hence they are classified that and what more it can be confusing too because some people calls the side by side ATV as well but they are classified as UTV which is what I also like to call them myself; UTV stands for Utility Terrain Vehicle and ATV is All-Terrain Vehicle. Nonetheless back to the subject, Ballfork Mountain which is a very beautiful mountain that I like going to as much as I can when I have the time or energy to do so and Ballfork Mountain is found in Blackberry, Kentucky which is here in the United States so if you ever decide to come visiting the United States for trail riding on either ATV or UTV/SXS I would highly recommend that Ballfork Mountain is one of few to check out and they have plenty of mileage that you can cover which is what makes it more fun because in my opinion that wherever has a trail that’s made for ATV/UTV with a couple of hundreds or more miles to ride for is worthy to check out.

Tidbits 2/14/2016.

Here we are at it again, as in the last article I have promised all of my readers that I will be writing another tidbits sooner than expected or usual and I have a few topics that I would like to talk about with some of you if you don’t mind. I will try my best to make this one tidbits article to be shorter but a few more topics than the usual, where I tend to write long paragraph for each topics and this time I am going to try to write shorter paragraph for each topics so to not make it time-consuming although I do know that some of you like some long readings but I am somewhat in a rush myself. Why rush? It is nearing my bed time and the decision to write this tidbits article is at spur of the time but are you ready? Should I begin? Okay here we go.

Tidbits 2/14/2016

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Snowstorm Jonas in Pike Co, Ky.

There were the warnings going off the hook on Thursday evening in the surroundings of Belfry areas in Pike County in the center of east in the state of Kentucky in United States that were telling everyone who resides in these areas in the Pike County, Ky to be prepared for a huge snowstorm that was coming over from in the morning on Friday to this evening on Saturday and that we would be getting the range in 15 inches to 20 inches of snow as the weather services says so of course this caused a panic to many people to where that they had to make a trip to the grocery store to buy some essentials including foods to be prepared for the snowstorm which they named it the Winter Snowstorm Jonas. In the warnings it said that we would be getting hit with around 30 mile per hours of gust/wind along with heavy snow and that it would very likely to cause power outage which that caused the power provider AEP Kentucky Power to call in additional crewmen for emergency assistance which comes from all over such as the state of Indiana, state of South Carolina, state of Michigan and others to standby for when we have power outage that would be affected from the snowstorm Jonas. As the Thursday disappearing on the horizon with Friday appearing at midnight, just a few hours later in a very early morning we were suddenly under attack of the snowstorm Jonas everywhere including the eastern part of United States and while the clock ticking every hour as the snowstorm Jonas kept on hitting us heavily from Friday morning to Friday evening then they finally eased up but that was just the beginning and a couple of hours later we were under attack once again by snowstorm Jonas until Friday midnight they finally becomes lighter. Then comes this morning on Saturday the snowstorm showed us that our thoughts of them disappeared were wrong as they came back but thankfully this time it was a bit lighter than they were at us on Friday.

The Dingess Tunnel in Wv.

Yesterday my mother and I decided to drive out to one of my mother’s childhood favorite place so I could experience it myself as well. I love seeing historic places or any places that has history on them and Dingess Tunnel is one of them but many people have said that the Dingess Tunnel is haunted for several years although I haven’t seen any ghosts luckily because I am terrified of them. Dingess Tunnel is in southwest of West Virginia in Mingo county and the tunnel is somewhat long so if you ever decide to touch the Dingess tunnel be sure to take your time looking around inside the tunnel especially at both ends of the tunnel because the walls is somewhat amazing to me. When we went to the Dingess tunnel I decided to record a video so that all of you can experience what I was experiencing while going inside the tunnel in a vehicle so enjoy the video and I will be including a directions or map in case if you ever want to know how to get there.


Click -> Map of Dingess Tunnel

Thank you for watching the video and I hope that all of you have a great night. Be safe wherever all of you are at or be safe doing whatever it is that all of you are planning on to do for the night or for the morning whichever it is over there where you lives at. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, on Instagram and on Facebook!