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Yahoo Falls Loop Backpack

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  • Big South Fork NRRA

    Yahoo Falls Loop, Sterns, KY (map)

    36.767620 -84.523567


    Description of trip-

    Come along as we explore the 3 day, 2 night Loop Trail. This area is one of the most scenic in the region In 2007 we saw a mature Bald Eagle flying over the river during our lunch break! Highlights included overnight stay at a trailside shelter which overlooks the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River, seeing Yahoo Falls which is the highest waterfall in Ky., camping in the deep woods, sitting around blazing campfires, being serenaded at night by Barred Owls, snuggling into our warm sleeping bags with the sounds of far off trains accompanied by the occasional yapping of Coyotes. We will be hiking along the cliffs and boulder strewn River and streams of this gem in the crown of our great Commonwealth!  The river is back to its normal state since the lowering of Lake Cumberland, with all its rapids and boulders in plain site.

     Rating- Moderate to strenuous (5-8 miles per day,  elevation gain-loss each day, moderate speed)

     Other rating information- Limited to 7 participants. Must have backpacking experience and suitable backpacking equipment such as cold weather clothing and sleeping bag, pack, shelter, ground pad, cooking gear and mess kit, 1st Aid kit, rain gear, flashlight, water filter and canteen/water bottles. The lighter the better!

     Is this trip suitable for beginners?   Must have proper gear and some experience.

     Leader’s name & contact info-

    Ron Colwell

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  • Ron C.

    Sorry, I am going to have to cancel the event this year. Hope to do a spring trip next March or April. Sorry to disappoint! I have to work most of the holiday weekdn and then try and squuze in visits to family too.

    October 19, 2012

  • Perry H.

    Is this still on the 23rd? If so, I am still in. Can't wait to try out my new pack lol. I can take 2-3 people with me as I have a big suv.

    October 17, 2012

  • Karen U.

    I'm changing my RSVP because I was unsure if this trip was still going or if it got changed to Dec. Since it seemed tentative I've accepted other plans for Thanksgiving. If you're still going, have fun!

    October 14, 2012

  • Karen U.

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it the weekend before Christmas. Maybe next year.

    September 1, 2012

  • Leesa

    There is only a slight chance I could do it on the rescheduled dates. I would definitely need a ride. I wouldn't want to drive in case it snowed-van is awful in snow. I could say for sure around the beginning of December.

    August 31, 2012

  • Ron C.

    We are changing IT systems at work and I have to work 11/5/12 straight thru till Thanksgiving Day. I am thinking I will not be wanting to do this trip that first weekend off in three weeks! I am looking at rescheduling it till the weekend before Christmas. Head down on 12/22, and return one 12/24. Would anoyone be interested in doing it then?

    August 31, 2012

  • Ron C.

    This year, I am looking to change up the itinary a bit. It will mostly be the same route we took in the past, but we will start and end at the Yahoo Falls parking area.

    August 9, 2012


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