Author Topic: Camping / Hiking meetup at Red River Gorge, Kentucky or Elsewhere?  (Read 827 times)

startbyservingothers

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The official large / official events that I see offered from time to time seem amazing.  However, I am typically too far away, cheap, and/or 'focused' on saving priorities to afford them.  I suspect this applies to some other folks as well.

I could be way off base here, however I would think a pretty substantial cross-section of the MMM population would enjoy this. - Based on proximity to varying degrees of course.

So here's what I have in mind:  A weekend camp out, with some optional hiking and casual discussions.  I have a national park nearby that has some fairly affordable camping options which I am investigating the specifics of currently.  There are also many cabins and things of that nature nearby.  Plan a short hike to a popular landmark, as well as something more for advanced hikers.  Both would be optional based on skill level.  Also a fair bit of downtime / camp fire time, etc.

I'm open to other ideas and locations, but first am curious who would be interested in something along these lines?

Potential Timelines:
Late Summer / Early fall / Late spring is ideal weather here.  (Spring might be a little too soon currently - But a small gathering might be possible?) Open to other location and activity suggestions as well.


I have some concerns about planning, cleanup, etc.  but I believe those could all be worked out if there is sufficient interest.

Links:
http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/natural-bridge/
http://www.redrivergorge.com/
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 07:00:12 PM by startbyservingothers »
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Re: Camping / Hiking meetup at Red River Gorge, Kentucky or Elsewhere?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 11:59:47 PM »
Hello there my fellow Kentuck-stachian! I'm currently living away from our lovely state at the moment, but I will be returning in July, and would love to organize something. I was hoping to find some fellow 'Tuck-stachians and low and behold, your post was on the first page. Anyway, I would be very interested in participating in, contributing to, assisting in the planning of such a camping event. Best, CST

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Re: Camping / Hiking meetup at Red River Gorge, Kentucky or Elsewhere?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 05:45:36 AM »
I am also living in another state now, but visit frequently as I still have family there. I have fond memories of Natural Bridge state park and the Red River Gorge.  I would love to meet others there some weekend in the fall. 

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Re: Camping / Hiking meetup at Red River Gorge, Kentucky or Elsewhere?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 07:02:36 AM »
Glad to see some replies.  Looks like scheduling a while out was a good decision since folks don't always look here frequently.
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Re: Camping / Hiking meetup at Red River Gorge, Kentucky or Elsewhere?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 08:01:36 AM »
Still trying to make this happen.  Just a reminder to either set the thread to notify you of replies,  or to send me some contact info such as your Email address (Or text if you prefer) so that you know about the meetup.
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