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Hiking the Continental Divide, Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trail

Getting to Hanson's Point, Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Hi, larry budd I met you last weekend at gearfest in dayton.
mentioned that we were heading down to red river gorge next weekend and you mentioned you knew of a good trail that wasn't on the maps. any chance you could send a idea where the trail would be? thanks

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Hi! My husband and I also spoke to Larry at Gearfest about heading down to Red River Gorge this weekend...and were also wondering about the trail. Tagging along! Thanks!



John and Nicole:

I uploaded the map route we discussed. If this isn't readable, let me know. I think it's the hand-drawn route ending at a tent marked with a #2 right above the word Ridge in Pinch Em Tight Ridge. While unmarked, last year the trail was pretty obvious and led out to an amazing wide open ridge o f naked rock and 360 views that reminded me of Wyoming. The other reference would be Andy Williamson at Five Rivers Metroparks in Dayton.

Welcome to the Trailhead. If you hit the trail, please let us know how it goes, post pictures, videos, etc.

Larry Budd
Thanks for the map! We'll let you know how it goes!

Is anyone still seeing staghorn sumac out this time of year? I'd love to make some tea while we're out!
I wouldn't know it if I saw it. Can you post a picture and how you brew it?
http://www.naturephoto-cz.com/photos/others/staghorn--sumac-32024.jpg

There's a link...I'm off to work, so I don't quite have time to upload a file.

Sumac tea tastes like pink lemonade. You can seep the berries in cold water for 2 hours...or use the berries in a percolator for hot tea.

Staghorn sumac is related to poison sumac, but is completely safe to eat. Mediterranean people use it grated in food. The berries are red, whereas the poison sumac berries are white.

It grows most commonly along the highways...and is best around August. I was hoping there would still be some out.
Really! That sounds delicious and nutritious. Please expand, provide a photo, when you get a chance.
Thanks...

It turns out there's a route to Hanson's Point, starting from the Red River. I have attached a map and photos. It was a good climb and farther than the other route, but one to consider when planning a hike to Hanson's Point.

It turns out there's a route to Hanson's Point, starting from the Red River. I have attached a map.  It was a good climb and farther than the other route, but one to consider when planning a hike to Hanson's Point.  I'll also post the map and pics in the Photos section.

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