• Red River Gorge Intermediate Backpacking, Daniel Boone Forest, Kentucky, September 27-29, 2019

Red River Gorge Intermediate Backpacking, Daniel Boone Forest, Kentucky, September 27-29, 2019

  • 27 Sep 2019
  • 29 Sep 2019
  • Red River Gorge, Daniel Boone Forest, Kentucky

Effective on all 2019 trips, there will be a $50 non refundable registration fee. This fee will be assessed to those who sign up for a trip, get on the roster and then later cancel, even cancelling before the cancel date. Those who never make the roster (i.e. who stay on the waitlist) will not be charged the fee.
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Backpack Red River Gorge Intermediate Backpacking

Daniel Boone Forest, Kentucky

September 27-29, 2019

Co-Trip Leaders: Sharon Williams and Janice Windes

Type of Trip: Backpacking

Trip Cost/Deposit: $100/$50

Cancellation Date and full payment: August 26, 2019

Wilderness Level: 3

Trip Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous – 15-20 miles total with 500-600 foot elevation gain daily

Group Size: 8/6 Maximum/Minimum

Adults Only

This 3 day trip to Red River Gorge is an intermediate backpacking trip. Campsites are first come first serve so we will plan to leave Indianapolis about 9am on Friday, September 26, 2019, from a carpool location TBD based upon participants who sign up.

The plan is to hike the Koomer Ridge trail to the first primitive campsite on the Rough Trail near Chimney Top Road approximately 5-6 miles. We will set up camp and then prepare dinner as well as a campfire for the evening. The next morning we make breakfast, packup and continue on the Rough Trail to the Pinchem Tight trail to the primitive campsites near Grays Arch approximately 4-5 miles. Be prepared for a change in plans depending upon availability of campsites. We will then setup camp and prepare a campfire and dinner. If time allows, we may go for a short hike exploring the area.

Sunday morning, we will pack up early and be out of the campsite by 9am and hike back to the van. This will be approximately 7 miles. We will then head to Miguels Pizza for lunch which is on your own.

We should be able to arrive back in Indy by 7pm. Sooner depending upon when we pack up and head back to the van Sunday morning and after lunch.

The trip fee includes transportation in the club van, 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners on the trail and other fees. Lunches and trail snacks, meals in route and post hike at Miguel’s are at participant’s expense.

All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form  and Long Waiver Form.  

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