Sunday, April 20, 2014

Forest Fires and Dirtbagging

We arrived late and spent Thursday night at the Abner Motel in Stanton, Kentucky.
We were looking forward to a great weekend backpacking. 
When we climbed into our tent on Friday night we saw a pretty big fire on the next ridge. 
We didn't think much of it.

We smelled the smoke the next morning.
It was a forest fire. 
The forest service woke everyone up in the middle of the night and made them pack out.
We were camping off the only trail section they didn't check. 
They missed us.

Our route to our vehicle was blocked. 
After doubling back several times passed Ooh La La Rock through the smoke we made it to a road.
I hitched a ride with a ranger to our car.

We then had pizza and Ale at Miguel's Pizza and Rock Climbing.
Afterwards we slept for the night on the side of the road in Daniel Boone National Forest......
true "dirtbag" style.


Red River Gorge

All photos captures with:
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Panny 20mm f1.7 v1



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