Friday, November 13, 2009

Fall Red River Gorge Backpacking Trip

Spend the weekend with Outdoor Pursuits as we travel the hills of Daniel Boone National Forest by foot. We will be backpacking in the beautiful Red River Gorge section of DBNF which is home to miles of trails, scenic wilderness, countless cliffs and many other natural rock formations, including arches.

We will be covering about about 10-12 miles over the course of the weekend on moderate to rough trails in the DBNF. We will be camping from the contents of our packs and cooking over backpacking stoves. Don't let this idea sway you from attending, our experienced staff members can assist you with gear and menu planning. If you are an experienced or new to backpacking this trip is perfect for you. Outdoor Pursuits can even supply a large portion of the gear, we have everything from tents to backpacks, stove and cook gear, ground pads to sleeping bags, we have it all. The only gear you will need is personal clothing, personal food and snacks, and a sturdy pair of boots. Again the trained staff can help you decide what other personal items to bring and the ones to leave at home.

On our drive 4hr drive down we will stop at Hillbilly Hotdogs, a nice little eclectic food stop that has been featured on the food network. After that we will arrive at the trailhead in the early afternoon and will hike about 2miles to our first camp. Saturdays hiking will take us deep in to the hills of Ky, as we head toward Grays Arch. Grays is an impressive sandstone arch that we will pass during our excursion in the woods. We will cover multiple trails during our hike, one of them being the Sheltowee Trace National Trail. We should arrive back at the van early on Sunday, we will probably stop at one last food place before our return drive to Hocking's campus, returning by 8pm.

Info Recap:
Trip Name: Red River Backpacking Trip
Trip Location: Red River Gorge, Slade, Ky
Cost: $45 This includes transportation, permit fees, and rental of any necessary gear. This does not include food.
Departure Time: 10am, November 20th from the Student Center
Approximate Return Time: 8pm, November 22

If your interested you can sign up by contacting Tim Rice the Outdoor Pursuits coordinator by Email at

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