Weekend Trip: Red River Gorge & Clifty Falls State Park

Red River Gorge hike on Auxier Ridge with view of Courthouse
Red River Gorge One of my favorite places to hike that is still within driving distance to my home base in Indianapolis is Red River Gorge down in Kentucky. It has become mine and my girlfriend's go to place to get out of town and explore nature. This was our third weekend trip to Red River and we have done different hikes every time, which is awesome! Officially it is known as the Red River Gorge Geological Area which is part of Daniel Boone National Forest.  Directly next to the area is a...

Weekend Trip: Lake Cumberland, Kentucky

Lake Cumberland Waterfall
Having lived most of my life in the Midwest I always find it surprising how many new and interesting places I can find. The past weekend I was lucky enough to visit another new place, the beautiful Lake Cumberland, Kentucky. Although some would contest Kentucky is part of the south it was still within easy driving distance for us. It was only a 4 hour drive from Indianapolis with only the last hour on some windy country roads. My girlfriend's uncle was nice of us to have us down along wit...