My boys and I are going backpacking for a few days next week. The guys are 8 and 10 years old but enjoy putting a few miles on their hiking boots - we're excited for our next RRG adventure!
We spent a few days this winter camping and hiking around Auxier Ridge and Double Arch. As I recall we parked at the Double Arch trailhead and were able to wander around before eventually looping back to the truck. Good times.
For this trip, I thought we would go a little further east. Was thinking Osborne Bend to Lost Branch then come down Sheltowee Trace eventually heading back on Rough Trail. Feels like that would give us plenty of flexibility if we wanted to cut things short or wander over toward Gray's Arch or...
To make a loop, I figure I would park at Rough Trail off 715 but we would need to walk north on 715 to start our hike at Osborne Bend. Looks like that would require us to walk along 715 for about a mile. I don't recall how busy/fast the road is there (we would be walking along the road on a Wednesday morning).
So a couple questions: 1.) Does that loop seem like a reasonable plan? Curious if anyone would suggest another loop...we're starting on Wednesday morning and need to get back on the road Saturday morning. 2.) Is it safe to walk along 715 from Rough Trail to Osborne Trail?
Post by Greg Stamper on Mar 29, 2015 22:55:17 GMT -5
Does sound like an interesting plan, I see no problems with it. Traffic on 715 varies with the different seasons and time of week. Mid week should see the smallest amount of traffic during that period. I have seen frequent hikers walking along side both 715 and 77 ... there can be some places with no shoulder but I have not heard of any problems regarding vehicles and hikers coexisting. Be interested in how it goes, once completed come back and let us know. Happy Trails!
Thank-you for the advice, Greg. I'll let you know how we do.
BTW, I like the site you've put together here. I haven't come across any forums dedicated to RRG. And your homepage consolidates a lot of useful information for first-timers or folks like me who only get down to the Gorge occasionally. Appreciate your efforts!
Post by Greg Stamper on Mar 30, 2015 15:14:28 GMT -5
Thanks a bunch, we sure do appreciate it. If you like our news site here you would have loved our old main website which was up for 15 years or so. Incredibly our main server in California was hacked from the Chinese mainland and unknown to us our domain name fell into the hands of an American Opportunist in Massachusetts due to the circumstances. Please keep close track of all your Internet Intellectual Properties very closely.
My wife and I were recently at the Gorge, and wound up road hiking about 3 miles, from Martins fork to Sheltowee bridge. I think we saw 10-12 cars in that whole time. This was a Tuesday evening 5-6 pm.
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