I spent the weekend of May 15th-17th at Red River Gorge with a group of friends, new and old. Needless to say, with this being my first trip to Red River Gorge, I was pretty stoked. Most of Red River Gorge is actually located within the Daniel Boone National Forest in east-central Kentucky.
We had initially planned this as a tent camping excursion but decided in the days leading up that we had enough people going to be able to rent a cabin. This would turn out to be an excellent decision as it rained for much of Saturday. We stayed in the Mountain Lake Chalet that was nestled a few miles down a private gravel road. Two bedrooms, two baths, huge kitchen, and a hot tub. This cabin was fully loaded which was much more than I had expected.
Since it was a short weekend trip and the fact that we were in a large group, a lot of our sight-seeing was done by car. We drove to several different areas of the park and then got out to explore. We hiked to an area that housed a decent sized swimming hole and suspension bridge.
Stopped at the famed Miguel’s Pizza for lunch on Saturday. This place lives up to all the hype. You can order pizza by the slice, if you prefer. Just be prepared to spend a few minutes mulling over the topping choices. Pretty much any topping you can think of, even some you wouldn’t even imagine, are available for consumption.
All in all it was a great weekend spent with a good group of friends. I can’t wait to get back to Red River Gorge to do some more in depth exploring. The plan is try to get back there before the end of the year.