Monday, July 29, 2013

Hiking at Red River Gorge

We have been having unusually gorgeous weather here in Kentucky for the past few days - temps in the 70s instead of our usual late-July 80s and 90s.  With the weather just too good to pass up, and the kids on their first week with no day camp, Matt took a day off work to take the family hiking down at Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky.  The kids love to hike, so everyone was very excited to get out and explore nature.

Our kids are such pros at finding photo-ops.

The kids' favorite part about hiking is climbing on rock formations, and Red River Gorge has those in bunches.

We also love to find little nooks to crawl into.

Taking a breather halfway down the first trail

Can you see three kids there?  A good view of the scale of this rock shelf with water dripping down from above.

Gray's Arch

We made it to the arch!

AJ is king of the rock.

Mom and Dad

Look at that beautiful sky from under Gray's Arch.

It's hard to capture the depth of the ravine behind us on a camera.  Trust us - it's a long way down.

Taking shelter - from what, who knows.



Wanna guess what is the greatest challenge when your African children always want to pose for pictures in caves?

After a picnic lunch we made our way over the Princess Arch.

What a view!

Under Princess Arch

The kids thought this little circle was so cool.  Can you see AJ behind the girls?


More nooks to climb into!


The girls are looking up at the big cliffs above them.

A long way down


Ready to say goodbye to Princess Arch and head home - what a fun day!

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