Thu, Sep 23 | Slade

Fall Colors in the Red-Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Yoga, Kayaking

Are you ready to experience fall in the Red River Gorge? We are! Lets explore the sandstone ridgelines, lush forest floors, towering rock faces, while the colors are changing.

Time & Location

Sep 23, 5:00 AM CDT – Sep 27, 9:00 PM CDT
Slade, Slade, KY 40376, USA

About The Event

Event Details

Over the course of 4 days, we will backpack in the Daniel Boone National Forest, 2 yoga sessions, rock climb a Via Ferrata, visit the local shops/cafes, and take a 3-hour paddle at the Grayson Grotto. Saturday and Sunday nights lodging will be at Bedrock located in Rogers, KY. Accommodation information can be found below in the "Tickets" section. To see some pictures from our RRG events, click here.

Itinerary

Day 1-Depart the Midwest. Arrive at Red River Gorge, hike in 2-3 miles, and camp creekside (dispersed camping).

Day 2-Backpack in the Red River Gorge. Yoga at a location TBD. Milage TBD dispersed camp in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Day 3-Depart the Red River Gorge and head to Southeast Mountain Guides for the Via Ferrata. Those that do not want to participate in this will have the option to do the underground kayak/SUP tour. After these adventures, we will head to Bedrock lodge where we will be staying for the next 2 nights. Light stretching will be offered by one of our yoga instructors. Dinner will be provided. You can find information on the via Ferrate here.

Day 4-After morning yoga, Depart Bedrock for our Grayson Grotto adventure. After that is complete we will sightsee the local shops and cafes. Dinner will be provided.

Day 5-Depart for the Midwest after breakfast.

Transportation

Leaving early the morning of Sept 23, 2021, we will depart from the Chicagoland area. Carpooling options will be available along our route, and as always, there is no additional cost when meeting us at one of the predetermined Park and Rides. If you are unsure if you are along our route, please contact us prior to signing up. We will be leaving Kentucky on the morning of September 27.

Ticket Options

We have 2 ticket options are available for this trip.

  1. Bunk Room/Not Private- Includes shared sleeping accommodations for 2 nights in an 8 person bunk room at Bedrock. The ticket price is $1070.50 per person.
  2. Private Room Single Occupany-Includes sleeping accommodations for 2 nights in a private room at Bedrock. The ticket price is $1191.25 per person.
  3.  Private Room Double Occupany-Includes sleeping accommodations for 2 people for two nights in a private room at  Bedrock. The ticket price is $1077.50 per person.
  4. Private Room Triple Occupancy-Includes sleeping accommodations for 3 people for two nights in a private room at Bedrock. The ticket price is $1045.23 per person.

Both ticket prices include snacks and water during transportation, fuel, tolls, parking, park permits, lodging for Saturday and Sunday night, multiple yoga sessions over the course of 4 days, including an hour-long yoga session after arriving at Bedrock, dinner prepared on Saturday and Sunday night at Bedrock by the guides (vegetarian or vegan options available), kayak trip to the Grayson Grotto, and a rock climbing adventure from Southeast Mountain Guides. If heights are not your thing, you will have the option for an hour-long underground kayak tour from SUP Kentucky

Cancellations 

Cancellations less than 7 days from the date of the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the end will receive a full refund, minus a 5% service fee. A refund will be issued in the form of a check. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing, we will notify you when the refund has been issued. Additional information will be emailed to you after registering. 

True North Expeditions, Inc. reserves the right to substitute the events listed in the description above in the event of inclement weather, availability, or other uncontrollable events.

Gear

Guests are responsible for obtaining their own gear, although we do offer gear rental if you are in need of gear. Gear Rental is $325 for the event and can be selected when checking out.  

Gear rental includes the following

-Osprey Backpack

-River Country Products 1 or 2 person tent

-North Face, Eureka, or Kelty Sleeping bag

-Thermarest sleeping pad

-Stuff sack sleeping pillow

-Jetboil Flash backpacking stove w/fuel

-Sawyer water filter

-Trowel

-Headlamp

-Trekking Poles

-Dry Bag for food storage 

Required Gear List

-Backpack (properly fitted)

-Sleeping bag

-Sleeping pad

-Tent-Stove-Cookware

-Trowel-Small Compass

-Appropriate footwear (trail runners or boots)

-Water filter-50' of paracord (minimum)

-Individual First Aid Kit-Headlamp (spare batteries)

-Rain Gear (poncho, Frog Toggs, rain suit)

-Toiletry Kit

-Fire starting kit

-Small knife

-Spare set of clothing-Spare set of socks x 2

-Appropriate backpacking meals for the length of the even

-Emergency blanket

-Hydration system or water bottles

-Whistle-Quick Dry towel

-Biodegradable soap

-Personal Medications

 

Optional Items:

-Trekking Poles

-Base layer (during inclement weather)

-Insulation

-Jacket, gloves, hat (inclement weather)

-Camp shoes (Crocs or similar

-Insect repellent-Earplugs 

Safety

All True North staff are certified in First Aid/CPR and every one of our events is lead by a guide who is a paramedic/Wilderness First Aid instructor. Guides are experienced in wilderness and outdoor travel and are equipped with GPS.

True North Expeditions, Inc. reserves the right to substitute the events listed in the description above in the event of inclement weather, availability, or other uncontrollable events.

Donate and Give Back to the Outdoor Community!

We are teaming up with *Gear Forward in an attempt to collect new and unused gear, specifically sleeping bags, tents, and backpacks. Illinois resident Scott Gauvin is the founder of Gear Forward, an independent nationwide non-profit that provides gear to non-profit community organizations, youth groups, and charities working with young people in the outdoors. If you have one of the above-mentioned pieces of gear and would like to donate it, please bring it with you. After our fall and winter events, the gear that we collect will be turned over to Gear Forward. 

*As stated above, Gear Forward is an independent nationwide non-profit that provides gear to non-profit community organizations, youth groups, and charities working with young people in the outdoors. Founded by Scott Gauvin, Gear Forward aims to encourage people to donate unused outdoor gear they no longer want or need. Gear Forward also seeks partnerships with outdoor retailers and manufacturers to encourage donations of unused gear or donations by customers. The outdoors are our collective greatest treasure and gift that we offer the next generation. Gear Forward, simply is about providing the next generation of stewards, adventurers, Scoutmasters, and Girl Scout Leaders the resources they need to get outdoors. No child should be denied access to all the outdoors has to offer because they don't have the necessary equipment. Through the collection of gently used outdoor gear, Gear Forward will work with other youth and outdoor focused organizations to get donated gear into the hands that need it.  Through the donation of outdoor gear, Gear Forward will provide youth in need via various noteworthy organizations the ability to participate in outdoor-themed activities such as hiking, camping, and backpacking. You can find out more about Gear Forward by visiting their Facebook page or website.  

Tickets
Price
Quantity
Total
  • Admission w/Bunk
    $1,070.50
    $1,070.50
    0
    $0
  • Admission w/Private Room
    $1,119.25
    $1,119.25
    0
    $0
  • Private (Double Occupancy)
    $1,077.50
    $1,077.50
    0
    $0
  • Private (Triple Occupancy)
    $1,045.23
    $1,045.23
    0
    $0
  • Gear Rental Add On
    $325
    $325
    0
    $0
Total$0

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