We hiked to the top of Sweet Lick on Saturday. Had to go through some rough briers to get to the top. They were growing thick, taking up the space of trees that were burned up in a fire that was on the mountain in the recent past. At the top we found the old geological marker marking the high spot. Also noted that the rare "buffalo grass" had survived. The top was rather bare but on the western side a few large oaks had survived and there seemed to have been no human traffic on the mountain in a long while. Only thing noted were deer trails and antler rubs.
#81--Sweet Lick Knob--the famous mountain that Irvine, Kentucky,is built around
#75--Sweet Lick Knob as seen from the bridge that crosses over from River Drive to Old Pike
#3--Starting the climb up to the top of Sweet Lick Knob
#12--Chesteen and Lance nearing the top of Sweet Lick Knob's eastern face