Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hiking at Red River Gorge in KY

This past weekend we went hiking with my father-in-law at the Red River Gorge in Kentucky (it's part of the Daniel Boone National Forest outside of Lexington.) According to the website, "...the Red River Gorge in Kentucky is one of the best places to explore arches, defined as geological formations which took millions of years to form." with Natural Bridge as the most famous one - "a particular sandstone rock bridge that is 65 feet in height and spans 78 feet in length."

We spent the night at a very nice bed and breakfast (the breakfast was delicious!) and then headed out to Gray's Arch. By the time we got to Natural Bridge the batteries in both our camera and in Dad's had died so I think we have 4 pictures from there (none of which are of the Bridge, of course.) It just means that we'll have to go back and stay at the Hemlock Lodge there so we can get some pictures ;)

We were lucky to get such beautiful Fall colors on our hike.

Hiking. Bottom right was one of our four pictures at Natural Bridge.

K was starting to get a bit tired at the end.

I love how the top left leaves are almost all red but not quite and the top right picture has all green leaves except one.
Bot lt: Mossy tree roots. Bot rt: Gray's Arch

The weather was absolutely beautiful as was the nature. It was a really great weekend :)


  1. Beautiful! I especially love the one of K sitting in the hollow in that tree. Give that little girl a hug from Auntie Mamy. Love you's!!

  2. Beautiful photos! You have great fall colorings out there in the mid-west!! Looks like a lot of great hiking. :)