Yahoo Falls Loop, Sterns, KY
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-