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Red River, Red River

Red River, Red River
After playing Red Rover, Red Rover at recess all through grade school, it's time to graduate to bigger and better things, so learn how this close getaway gives you a recess from stress.
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Getaways don't have to include four-star hotels or luxury suites. In fact, you can spend your weekend with Mother Nature at Red River Gorge Geological Area. Skip the bed and go for a sleeping bag, and skip the mundane to go for an adventure.

 

With a range of beautiful sites and fun activities, most people who enjoy being outside will be able to find something they love from the suggestions below, so grab a group of gals and start planning your next retreat.

 

Going All-Natural

 

At Red River Gorge, camping makes for some great accommodations. Whether you're looking to pitch a tent or sleep in a cabin, the park wants to make sure you get what you want. And the most recent development in this area is the Backcountry Shelter.

 

This back-to-basics cabin includes the modern amenities you love as a 21st-century woman with the seclusion you need as a 21st-century woman. "The Backcountry shelter is the ultimate camping experience offering the minimalist approach to enjoying nature's beauty," according to the cabin's Web page.

 

But this isn't like your drive up camp site. Most people probably can't even access the cabin with their regular car. "The Backcountry shelter is accessible by a [four-wheel drive] vehicle. A [two-wheel drive] vehicle can get you two-thirds of the way, and the shelter is also accessible by hiking approximately a quarter mile," the Web page says.

 

Seeking Adventure

 

Beyond the camping, hiking, canoeing and fishing many places offer, Red River Gorge lets you tap into your wild side a little more with its rock-climbing opportunities. In fact, an entire coalition formed in support of rock climbing at the Gorge, so since 1996 the Red River Gorge Climbers' Coalition (RRGCC) has served as an advocacy group for people who want to climb on the public land.

 

Now several hundred members strong, this group keeps climbing available and safe for Red River Gorge visitors. "The RRGCC's main focus has been from its inception, protection and promotion of responsible climbing," according to the group's Web site.

 

In addition to the timeless views and experiences of climbing the Gorge, the RRGCC helps ensure that you have the most up-to-date information with today's technology. In fact, the group has taken their tangible guidebook to climbing in the Gorge and created an iPhone app for a more interactive reference. Head to the RRGCC's article about the new app to learn more or head to this iTunes page to get the app that gives back, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the RRGCC itself.

 

To learn more about Red River Gorge itself, head to RedRiverGorge.com or call (606) 663-9824.

 

 

PHOTO CREDITS

Photo courtesy of RedRiverGorge.com

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