When I tell people I am from Eastern Kentucky, someone usually makes a joke about the old film, Deliverance, or Colonel Sanders. There are several ideas and stereotypes about my home state that are not all too positive in nature. Delving into those is for another day, however. Right now I want to take you on a journey through Eastern Kentucky, and show you that it is more than a stereotype. It is a place worth exploring.
Red River Gorge
The Red River Gorge is a place unknown to most unless you are a climber. The 29,000-acre expanse of forest and canyon boast some of the best climbing this side of the Mississippi. I have met people from all over the world who have come to explore the trad lines or attend Rocktoberfest at the Red.
For those of us who are not such a fan of heights, the Gorge offers ample other outdoor adventures. Take a day hike or spend a few nights on the trail to experience all this hidden gem has to offer - from arches and sweeping canyon views to peaceful waterfalls…
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