Day 2 of our trip to Red River Gorge was a bit less hiking, but even more to see. When we turned into the park, on day 1, we went right. On day 2 we went left.
The tunnel used to be a railroad tunnel. It is now a 900 foot, single lane, passage through the mountain for cars.
We came out the other side, to this.
Pretty much, through out this whole portion of the drive, the road looks like this. It is beautiful, though I wish we had been able to go a couple weeks later to watch those leaves change!
One thing I found interesting here was that we crossed a lot of bridges. Everyone was very different.
That last bridge is called the Sky Bridge. It is a natural stone arch, that crosses over another path. The hike is easy, though you will want to be careful walking across the bridge, as you can see, there are no walls. And, the edges are worn down, so the very center is high and flat, and the close you get to the edge, the more sloped the rock becomes.
I found this little guy on our hike.
I think this may be one of my best pictures!
On the route to the Sky Bridge hike, you will also find a sign that read’s “Devil’s Canyon Overlook” This is the view.
Now, if you are anything like me, you will decide that standing by the fence is not good enough, and you will walk down a little side path, with no fence. And the side path will lead you down here.
Can you see, under that one pine tree, the bright green moss on the edge of the rock? If you are anything like me, you will decide you MUST sit there to get a picture. If you are married to anyone like my husband, you will keep inching over there while he shouts “Get back here!” I made it, and sat on that ledge, and enjoyed every second of my view, while my husband had a panic attack. (Ok, not really, but he was not happy with me and was very tempted to pick me up and move me back about 4 feet.) I took this picture though.
Those are huge, fully grown trees under my feet.
We eventually had to make our way out of the park. Remember how I said it stormed on day one? This was how a good portion of the roads looked on day 2.
Next, I’m working on the basic info post. Soon I will have posts from the Las Vegas trip we just got back from as well.