Saturday, December 20, 2008

Red River Gorge Geologic Area: Red Byrd Arch

Well today I met up with a bunch of folks who frequent the Kentucky Wilderness website for a hike to the famed Red Byrd Arch. Red Byrd is reputed to be one of the most difficult large arches in the Red River Gorge to find. I know I would not have been able to find it without the help of my new friends. We met at the rest area in Slade at 8 am and drove to the trailhead together. We started hiking on some old logging roads that have been slowly reclaimed by the wilderness. It was a fun hike; not too strenuous. We made it to the arch by about noon.
RedByrd Arch 2
It was quite impressive. After about a half an hour of poking around (there was a random frying pan at the arch)
RedByrd Fryingpan
and snacking, we headed back to the vehicles. It was nice to meet some new people with similar interests. I hope to meet up with some of them soon for some more adventure!


Still Wandering said...

Glad you have found some "like minded" friends in Kensucky.

Jim Stickley said...

It was a pleasure to meet Eric, as well as the other "like minded" people on this adventure. For those who don't like Kentucky, keep on wandering.

Still Wandering said...

Kentucky Pride - Whoa!!

Jon said...

Some friends and I just attempted this hike from the trail head mentioned on this site, but were not able to find it. Any tips?

Eric and Noelle Grunwald said...

It's been a long time since I've been there and others led the way, so I don't have any tips unfortunately.