Red River Gorge Backpacking

Here we go again, back to the gorge!  Why do we keep going back to the place with the steepest uphills east of the Mississippi?  Because it's fun. No elevation gain, no fun.  Red River Gorge is a steep gorge down the east side of Kentucky.  Scientists claim it was created by an Kaiju attck on the United States in the early 1800's.  The Gorge is a massive steep cliffy Valley containing the mighty Red River.  It provideds great multi-pitch lead climbs for much of the eastern United States, along with great backpacking.  Unfortunatley many of our younger scouts are not quite ready for mutli-pitch lead climbs so no climbing will be involved.  This is our second backpacking weekend, designed to be a more challenging hike for people who came on the Alleghenies weekend.  The gorge also has some of the coolest views in the east.  Grey's Arch, Double arch and Rock Bridge all make cool day hikes to visit, climb and explore. Courthouse Rock, Double Moon Crest and Princess Arch also make great stops along your hike.

THE ALLEGHENIES IS NO LONGER A PREREQUISITE FOR RED RIVER GORGE! Sign up with your patrol leader today!

Date and Time: 
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:30pm - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:00pm
Location: 

Troop Room

Pickup Information: 
Dropped at home
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