• Red River Gorge Intermediate Trip, November 6-8, 2020

Red River Gorge Intermediate Trip, November 6-8, 2020

  • 06 Nov 2020
  • 08 Nov 2020
  • Red River Gorge, Kentucky


  • Deposit Trip Fee Payment is due at sign up. Any remaining balance of the Deposit Trip Fee Payment is due January 18, 2020. After this date, the event goes public and any partial deposit entries have the potential to be moved to the wait list.
  • Wait List Payment is due at sign up. This registration DOES NOT QUARANTEE a place on the trip. You will be notified when space becomes available.


Red River Gorge Intermediate

Backpacking Weekend


November 6-8, 2020

Co-Trip Leaders: Sharon Williams and Janice Windes

Type of Trip: Backpacking

Trip Cost/Deposit: $135/$70

Cancellation Date and full payment: October 6, 2020

Wilderness Level: 3 

Trip Difficulty: Strenuous 6-8 miles per day with significant elevation changes

Policy on Fitness Self-Assessment 

Level 3: Applies to backpacking trips in which we hike with 25-35 pound backpacks. In one day, we can hike up to 7 miles and 3000 feet of elevation gain on maintained trails, or up to 5 miles and 2000 feet of elevation gain on more rugged trails. For a Level 3 trip you should be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles in a day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 25-pound backpack.

Group Size: 8/6 Maximum/Minimum

Adults Only

This 3 day trip to Red River Gorge is an intermediate backpacking trip.  It is possible there will be fall color remaining in the area.  Campsites are first come first serve so we will plan to leave Indianapolis about 9am on Friday, November 6, from a carpool location TBD based upon participants who sign up.

We will plan to hike from one end of the forest to the other end for approximately 6-8 miles daily.  The trip will begin at Rock Bridge/Creation Falls and follow the Swift Camp Creek Trail to the Rough Trail.  We will hike the Rough Trail, which is challenging with the ups and downs and uneven ground and loop around on the Koomer Ridge/Buck Creek trail to the Hanson’s Ridge and then to the Gray’s Arch area Sunday morning to be picked up by a shuttle to the van.  We will locate a camp site each night depending upon where we are in our journey.  Sunday morning, we will plan to shower and then head to Miguels for pizza before heading home.

We should be able to arrive back in Indy by 7pm or sooner, depending upon when we depart the area.

The trip fee includes transportation in the club van.  All meals are on your own, but we will provide club equipment for use to prepare for meals on the trail.  We will be happy to provide recommendations for meals.

Questions may be submitted to ciwcinfo@gmail.com.

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

Effective on all 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 active roster (i.e. those who stay on the waitlist) will NOT be charged the $50 cancellation fee. 

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