Hanson's Point Group Hang
Location: Red River Gorge Geological Area - Slade, KY
General Rules and Regulations: Overnight permits are required (available at gas stations in Slade). No camping within 300' of a marked trail or road. No camping or fires within 100' of rock structures. Fires are permitted unless there s a fire ban in place - No cutting standing timber (dead or alive). Bear precautions are required.
Please see the USDA website, which is over Red River Gorge, for details on the rules.
Trip Highlights: 3 days/2 nights; temp ranged from upper 20s to low 40s; approximately 5 miles
Menu: Oatmeal, Chicken & Noodles, Pasta & Meat Sauce, Rotisserie Chicken, Pudding, Snacks
Shelter: Warbonnet Black Bird hammock, Underground Quilts Top & Under Quilts, Warbonnet Mamajamba Tarp w/DIY Door Kit
After arriving a camp and making introductions I got set up. After some time around the fire with the group I made some dinner and headed back to the fire. I retired early to the hammock for some reading before dozing off.
Dinner on day 2 was not your typical backpacking meal...The trip organizer brought chickens to roast over the fire. After stuffing myself on rotisserie chicken and pudding I again retired to the hammock for some reading. That night's reading was all about bear maulings and general mayhem...For some reason I heard every leaf fall and wind gust!
There are a couple campsites at The Veranda, both are fairly small and, yep, dry.
I have been to The Gorge multiple times but, I am still learning my way. My main goals for this trip were to meet some fellow backpackers and to find the Ledford Arches and The Veranda - I'm happy to report that all goals were met!