Like much of the country, Kentucky was in a Polar Vortex for several days last week. And while I have some dear friends who live further north and had much colder temps, the -13 windchill experienced here in the Bluegrass was very cold for this winter hating gal.
Which was why I was so excited when this past weekend we jumped up into the 60s! A very much appreciated heat wave! Woohoo!!
And when my friend, Brooke, texted me and asked if I wanted to go for a hike at Red River Gorge with her, I jumped at the chance to get out of the house and out into nature! And I’m so glad I did.
The weather was perfect! I love getting outside and I like hiking, but I do not like hiking when it is hot out or too cold. So to have some mid-60s temps and be able to hike in just a light jacket and not have to worry about layers or being too hot with pants on, was fabulous!
We chose to do the The Original Trail at Natural Bridge. Brooke had never been to Natural Bridge or Red River Gorge, so I felt like this was a great starter trail and Natural Bridge is gorgeous to see. The trails were perfect, not too muddy (which after all the rain and snow, was a blessing) and while I prefer the views during fall the most, the views from the top were beautiful.
Here are a few pictures of what we got to experience…
This was such a fun day and I can’t wait to spend some time out in nature again soon, but with a forecast of rain a freezing temps over the next week, it looks like it might be a bit.
I’d love to know – where are your favorite outdoor spots in the Bluegrass State? I love exploring new places!