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    Snow in Red River Gorge

    I was on my way back form a conference in Richmond,Ky Saturday (nothing more exciting than a group of mathematicians) and decided to head over to the gorge for an overnighter. First I hiked the Rough trail from Chimney top Rd over to Hansom's Point (Pinch'Em Tight ridge). The first first picture is the damage (fire?) along the ridge. It was a bit depressing to see:

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    But the views were great from out on the point. This was my first visit to Hanson's point, I'll have to go back when the sky is clear and I have a good camera with me.
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    Now for the required hammock pictures. I'm still testing a new lightweight bridge hammock I am still working on. If I decide I like it I will need to add suspension and a bug net. Its very narrow, but so far I like it.

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    This was my first time I've been out in the hammock in a snow. As you can see there wasn't much, but it was quite heavy and stuck to the tarp well. I knocked it off a couple times in the night. In the morning some of it was frozen to the tarp hems and stuck on quite solidly.

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    That night the low was supposed to be low 30's, but up on the ridges the snow wasn't melting at all. Down in the hollow (where I spent the nite) is was a few degrees colder - I could feel the difference as I climbed and descended. Its a good thing I had a warm jacket to supplement my 30 degree quilt.
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    What a beautiful canyon. Thanks for the report.

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    And here is the way things looked in the snow:

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    All in all, it was a nice way to finish my weekend.
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    Excellent hanging spot! Great report!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    What a beautiful canyon. Thanks for the report.
    The gorge is always great - provided you stay away from the places that have been trashed. In the winter the views are so much better - in the summer you need to work to see what the canyon looks like.

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    Excellent hanging spot!
    Thanks, Mike. It was a beautiful little spot. It was also a cold spot down there by the stream - I'm just glad I had my winter Ptarmigan - uh Phoenix this time. We'll have to get you down to the gorge sometime. you'll love the hills.
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    Don, that looks like it was a very nice hike. Thanks for showing it off. I'll have to get out to Hanson's point this year before the crowds do....

    Let's head out there again soon.
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    Let's head out there again soon.

    Sounds like a great idea. Might want to wait for the rain to slow a bit..
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    Great looking place. Thanks for sharing.

    Fronkey

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