12056 Campton Rd, Slade, KY
Hanson's Point in Winter
This is an overnight backpacking trip with a day hike option. that will feature some of the best features of the Red River Gorge; including Indian Staircase, Indian Arch, Cloud Splitter, Hanson’s Point, and Gray’s Arch. Those wanting to dayhike, and just see indian staircase, and cloud splitter, can park a vehicle at the suspension bridge, and ride to the beginning of the trip depending on the number of people who come. The day hiking option can be figured out as the date approaches.
Those who are backpacking may have to skip cloud splitter, depending on how we are doing on time.
Total distance will be about 14 miles, 9 on Saturday and 5 on Sunday.
Start at Bison Way Trailhead & End at the Martin’s Fork Trailhead – This means we will need vehicles for shuttling people from the start to finish.
Indian Staircase and Cloudspitter both require some scrambles up rock faces but they can be by-passed on official trails if people don’t want to climb up them or if the rock faces are wet, or have ice on them.
This picture is from across the valley looking at the Indian Staircase. Hikers are circled in orange for scale and the approximate route is marked in red dots.
Vehicles left at the trail-heads will need to display a $3 hangtag that can be purchased at the Marathon Gas Station.
If you haven’t contributed yet this year and would like to contribute $5 to help me cover the costs of meetup fees, I would appreciate it.
I anticipate the normal RRG obstacles, creek crossings, rock scrambles, bushy sections of unofficial trails, and first come first serve campsites. There are one or two moderate sections to this trip, so please keep that in mind.also, those backpacking. Please bring along a light source, just in case we arrive to camp at sundown, or dark.
Car pooling is encouraged, for those able to do so. I live right across the bridge in northern KY.
I'm Lacy. Avid runner, trail runner, hiker, and potential backpacker.
I like to walk outside and carry stuff on my back.
Live in Lexington and am interested in everything outdoors.
Growing up we did car camping and day hiking, I'm looking to combine the two (only lighter weight).