Red River Gorge

  • November 8, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Red River Gorge

I've been wanting to check out Star Gap Arch for a while. Possible side trips to Jailhouse Rock and maybe Double Arch. Should be a good time with chilly weather and great views. This is a good trip for photographers. Terrain looks fairly easy to moderate and I would guess no more than 2 or 3 miles per day with packs. Maybe another 4 or 5 without packs depending on which formations we decide to check out. 


We will camp near the Paleo parking are Friday night. Here is a link for a map to there.

http://goo.gl/maps/Y6kdM


Saturday we will pack up and head towards Saturday nights camp which will be somewhere along trail 203. We may have to split up some due to the size of the group. I plan to be in a valley (no wind) close to water. There are side trails along the way which we can drop packs and check out Star Gap Arch, Jailhouse Rock, or both. After we find a place to camp, we can day hike to Double Arch, Sweat Pea Rockhouse, Wizard's Backbone, Haystack Rock, Courthouse Rock (with a view of Ravens Rock) or a combination. There may also be an option to check some of these out on the way out Sunday. 


There will be 2 carpools/caravans leaving Friday night. I am leading one that will leave around 4 p.m. Todd is leading the other that will leave no later than 7 p.m. It's a 4 hour drive and we have to be at the Shell station in Slade to get permits before they close at midnight.


Please remember to bring cash to help pay for fuel for the vehicle you're riding in. The people in the vehicle decide how to split fuel cost.

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  • Buck

    Thanks everyone, this was a great trip. Here is some video I took along the way.... enjoy.

    http://youtu.be/sS4sncue-38­

    1 · November 11

  • Keith Williams

    Hey everyone, had a great time. Kyle you were a top notch host, thanks! Hope to see everyone soon.

    1 · November 11

  • Mark B

    Always a great time with this group. Thanks for organizing Kyle, another first rate trip.

    November 11

  • Keith Williams

    Hey everyone,

    November 11

  • Bryan

    Awesome scenery,fun group. Can't wait to go back.

    November 10

  • Kyle Musick

    I forgot to mention that there is no water until Saturday camp so make sure you bring enough.

    November 8

  • Buck

    While I work in Cincinnati, I live just across the border into Indiana, so you'll be looking for tan Ford Taurus with IN plates. I'll be leaving at 3:00 pm, and have room for extra riders, but I assuming there isn't anyone down this way. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

    November 7

  • Steve Skinner

    It looks great weather-wise. 50s and 60s in the daytime and 30s at night. Also, Rain 90% chance on THURSDAY, but not likely on our hiking days. That means WATER!

    1 · November 6

  • Buck

    I'll be leaving from Cincinnati, so I will meet you down there. Are there directions to the camp site from the parking lot?

    November 5

    • Buck

      Exellent, I will be down there around 5:30. Should be a great weekend.

      November 5

    • Kyle Musick

      Bryan, Steve, Keith, and Mike should be there around 6. Keep an eye out for them.

      November 5

  • Marieanne Barton

    I told Kyle I wasn't going this weekend. I've look for a place on here to cancel out but couldn't find one. Just want to make sure Kyle remembers I'm NOT going. Have fun everyone!!!

    November 5

    • Kyle Musick

      It's fine Marieanne. You didn't RSVP at all so no problem.

      November 5

  • Kyle Musick

    Please comment below if you are going with me in the early caravan. We will leave at 4 p.m. Also put weather you need a ride or can drive.

    November 5

    • Brett

      I can leave whenever, and would like to hitch a ride

      November 5

  • Carla

    Had to cancel due to conflict. Have a great time!!

    November 4

    • Steve Skinner

      Hope to see you soon. We'll miss you Carla.

      November 5

  • Marieanne Barton

    what do you wear to sleep in?

    October 10

    • Marieanne Barton

      Thanks, Steve. I went backpacking this past weekend and rented some gear from REI. I kept warm and thanks to the other backpackers for helping me out, I had a great time.

      1 · November 4

    • Steve Skinner

      That was a great idea! I bet is was a good education! See you there!

      1 · November 4

  • Buck

    I've lost my plus one.... :( Almost had Mrs Buck out for the first time. Maybe next time.

    November 3

  • Steve Skinner

    Where are we meeting down there? At the Shell Station? What time? Thanks

    November 3

    • Kyle Musick

      I'm still trying to make some final decisions. I will post info sometime Monday.

      1 · November 3

  • Ryan Yates

    Looks like I have out of town friends coming in to visit on the 8th so I'm going to have to bail out on this one.

    November 1

  • Carla

    Where are we sleeping Friday night? We'll get there around midnight or so? My friend asked me and I realized I have no clue. Please advise... This is my first trip to RRG.

    October 15

    • Buck

      That will be great. Still looking forward to making down there in November!

      October 21

    • Kyle Musick

      There will be carpooling. I am at the Gorge now trying to figure out where to put 25 people. I will figure out final detail when I get back.

      2 · October 26

  • Ryan Yates

    Just curious, The folks from Indy, will you guys be coming through Louisville or going through Cincinnati. Was wondering if through Louisville. Maybe we can meet somewhere on I-64 and drive over together. I know, that a few us are here in the Louisville area. Is the time frame to be at Slade at 7pm?

    October 10

    • Bryan

      Any of ^ sounds good.

      October 13

    • Ryan Yates

      Here's a link showning direction from Indi to Blankenbaker Parkway. https://maps.google.co...­

      October 16

  • Rumiko

    Actually I will have to quide a college orientation tour on that Saturday.

    October 15

  • Jeannie K

    oops forgot I was going to the smokies that weekend! Dang! I would love to do this one!

    October 13

  • Marieanne Barton

    I'm feeling a little overwhelmed in trying to get ready for my first backpacking trip. What do you take to eat? I don't have any equipment yet, no tent, backpack, nada....nothing. HELP! LOL

    October 10

    • Rumiko

      Well so am I Kyle. Just sayin. Let's hit the trail.

      October 12

    • Kyle Musick

      Lets do it.

      October 12

  • Marieanne Barton

    Do you carry in your own water? How do you keep warm while sleeping?

    October 10

    • Marieanne Barton

      I just had a great idea as to keeping warm. I'll bring my electric blanket! :)

      1 · October 10

    • Kyle Musick

      Yeah. About that.

      October 10

  • Kyle Musick

    Oh and of course....a trip to Miguel's Pizza.

    3 · September 16

    • Kyle Musick

      It's definitely better than Tombstone. Don't get expectations too high.

      October 10

    • Brett

      It's by far the best pizza in Slade

      2 · October 10

  • Carla

    How's the water situation in this part of the Gorge? Anybody know? Please be a creek...please be a creek!!! : )

    October 10

    • Kyle Musick

      Please refer to the second R in RRG. lol

      2 · October 10

    • Kyle Musick

      Water should be easy to find. I've never done this part of the Gorge so I will have extra water in the truck. We will be on a ridge mostly, so any water will probably be downhill. I wouldn't worry too much about water.

      October 10

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