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Exploring Kentucky
Exploring Kentucky Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)22:29 UTC+1 No.381756 Report

Has anybody out there explored the wilderness of Kentucky? I was born and raised here, so I've come to know these forests as my home. I'll dump pictures from my last trip to Red River Gorge.
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)22:31 UTC+1 No.381757 Report

Kentucky's pretty renowned for its cave systems. Mammoth Cave is one of the longest cave systems in the country, and the Gorge has a shitload of rock shelters and caves in its cliff faces. This and the picture in the OP were taken from within cliff faces.
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)22:45 UTC+1 No.381771 Report

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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)03:01 UTC+1 No.381935 Report

>>381756
Fellow Kentuckian here.
RRG is an awesome place in the fall and winter. I don't go in the summer due to all the people selfie hunting. Eastern KY has a lot of nice places.
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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)06:45 UTC+1 No.382036 Report

>>381935
I live in 'the pine tree state' so pics of deciduous Forest like this make me drool.
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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)17:39 UTC+1 No.382183 Report

>>381935
Nice! I'm actually head down there on the 19th-21st, so I'm hoping to see some nice fall colors like that. I'm not sure we'll have anything at that level by then, though. If not, I'll try again in October.
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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)17:41 UTC+1 No.382185 Report

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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)19:43 UTC+1 No.382237 Report

>>382036
god i hate evergreen/needle-only woods, shits so depressing
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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)21:14 UTC+1 No.382285 Report

>>382237
I lived in Colorado for fall and winter last year, so whenever I went hiking all I ever saw were pines.

Deciduous > Evergreen
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)01:16 UTC+1 No.383026 Report

>>381756
I've done some hiking around Cave run and some marches on Sheltowee Trace but never been to the Gorge for serious hiking, is it as fun as it looks?

Only problem I have with hiking around here is the poison ivy. I'm shit tier allergic so I typically don't hike in the late spring/summer but start again in the fall/winter so I can avoid as much of that bullshit as possible.
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)02:56 UTC+1 No.383068 Report

>>381756
OP, where you from? I'm from up in Burlington myself.
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)02:58 UTC+1 No.383071 Report

>>383026
The gorge is beautiful, but mind doing anything in Winter. The appeal is largely its cliff side trails and such, so ice doesn't bode well.
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Anonymous 09/11/14(Thu)15:46 UTC+1 No.383786 Report

>>383026
I know your pain; I'm pretty susceptible to poison ivy myself, and you know that heavy pants aren't totally bearable on a three hour hike in 90+ degree 100% humidity weather.

The gorge is absolutely fucking stunning. Something like 22-25 known rock archways, hundreds of boulders the size of houses, miles of streams filled with great biodiversity, plus plenty of tall cliff faces. You have to go!

>>383068
Walton, but I'm currently living in Villa Hills. I'll be down in the gorge the 19th-21st.
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)16:50 UTC+1 No.384910 Report

Fellow Kentuckian here. Moved to Colorado last year, I miss Ky terribly. Thanks for the pics Op.
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Anonymous 09/16/14(Tue)03:55 UTC+1 No.386740 Report

Fellow KY bro here, eastern to be specific, I'm abit of an introvert.
But lately I've been wanting to explore the mountains but I don't know how to start.
How do I get into exploring/being safe and such?
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Anonymous 09/16/14(Tue)04:09 UTC+1 No.386750 Report

>>381756
Another KY here. I was raised in central Kentucky and had a great time hiking and camping in the Lake Cumberland, Green River Lake, and Marion Co knobs area. We own a lot of land in western KY too, I've spent a lot of time in the Muhlenberg area- Rochester more specifically, right on the Green River... You can see the smoke from Paradise power plant. Great state, very fortunate to be a Kentuckian.
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Anonymous 09/16/14(Tue)04:21 UTC+1 No.386759 Report

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Anonymous 09/17/14(Wed)00:07 UTC+1 No.387464 Report

>>381756
>Exploring Kentucky
I hear you chaps make exceedingly good fried chicken.
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Anonymous 09/17/14(Wed)01:05 UTC+1 No.387517 Report

>>387464

I hear the moonshine gets a better rep
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Anonymous 09/17/14(Wed)02:09 UTC+1 No.387533 Report

Florence here. You guys from Walton and Burlington ever go to Boone Cliffs? It's a nice short trail and climbing the admittedly small rock formations is kinda cool.
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Anonymous 09/17/14(Wed)02:26 UTC+1 No.387541 Report

Hey guys, I'm in Owensboro, KY! So on the western side of things.
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Anonymous 09/17/14(Wed)04:25 UTC+1 No.387604 Report

>29 years old
>Lived in KY my entire life
>Never been to Mammoth Cave
>Feels batman
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