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Thanksgiving backpacking in Red River Gorge, KY - Advanced trip

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  • For those without holiday plans, this will be a great chance to get away for a long weekend!

    We will backpack in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky.

    We practice Leave No Trace

    We expect that everyone attending is also committed to these principles.

    Other guidelines

    No add-ons. If your friend wants to attend, please ask him/her to sign up for the meetup site and join the trip through normal procedures.
    No pets
    No children. Older teenagers (16-17 years old) may attend with special permission, and only if their parent/guardian also attends.
    The waitlist will be governed by a strict "first come, first served" policy.

    Forest Glen information

    All participants are responsible for obtaining the necessary gear to attend this trip. Necessary gear includes:

    sleeping bag
    tent or shelter
    food and water
    Sleeping pad (recommended)
    Stove (Optional - you may boil water on the organizer's stove)
    **You are encouraged to rent or borrow equipment.

    You can learn more about the equipment required in the 'Beginners Gear List' in the 'Files' section of the Backpackers website. If you are unfamiliar with the types of gear required and have questions about the expectations for the trip please feel free to contact the organizer.

    Itinerary for trip

    Saturday July 21:
    Carpools leave the Chicago are by ~8:00 a.m. Everyone arrives at Forest Glen by 12:00 p.m. Organizers will go through the packs, explaining what gear is needed and how to load and adjust packs. Hike to camp, practicing good hiking techniques. At camp, learn about camp skills such as site selection, making camp, cooking, etc.

    Sunday, July 22:
    Complete loop, and return to cars.
    Get lunch.
    Return to Chicago.

    Organizers will make the car pool arrangements, within reason, so that everyone may attend. They will plan the route of the trip, coordinate any needed logistics, and facilitate any details of the trip related to requirements of the park location.

    Details on carpool arrangements, directions and contact information will be disseminated about a week before the trip.

    Cost is $5.00 per person payable at the time of sign up.


    Please contact me through the meetup site (email)



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