RRG Campout  

MISSION:   Fri  May  14,15,16, 2021   RED RIVER GORGE , Whittleton Arch hike

This is our 5 mile hike campout  to our regular campsite on Tunnel Ridge Road.

We will all meet at the Junior Williamson Rest area, right at the Slade,Ky exit at 630pm.   GOOGLE MAP LOCATION
We will then travel from there to find a campsite.


SCOUTs CANNOT SHARE VEHICLES.  Each parent must drive their scout(s) to the venue.

Parents do not have to stay. Only registered adults can stay.  For now, covid forces us to travel this way.


Each scout will camp in his own tent. No sharing (except brothers)

Bring your own tent, or use 1 of the troop tents. 


We are camping in the primitive lot along Tunnel Ridge Rd , either ARCHAIC or FT ANCIENT   

and will hike along Whittleton Arch to Natural Bridge.  I must inspect the camping areas to see if our

troop can stay. (other campers, parking)


We will hike UP to Natural Bridge, but then take the Sky Lift DOWN to street level afterward.


MAPS:      Campsite Info       GPS to our secret site



We will also work on ASTRONOMY merit badge when the stars come out.  Bring your workbook (get via link).  




Since we are hiking, wear a sports shirt  that will wick moisture off you. DO NOT WEAR COTTON.  You will sweat.


For the hike, Bring at minimum a 1/2 GALLON JUG OF WATER  (link: like this juice container , or large camelback)  


Hiking makes you very thirsty


After Natural Bridge, we will hike to Miguels Pizza.  Bring at least $5 for a slice. They are BIG slices!

This is Kentucky, the weather may be COLD or it may be HOT , or you may experience these simultaneously, so bring appropriate clothing for both.

Parents will return to RRG campsite on Sunday for scout pickup at 11 am. 


    LIVE WEATHER   ,     WEATHER FORCAST ,  Torrent  Web site 



Reasons to Go:

On Saturday, we stop at  Miguels Pizza...mmm pizza..., so bring extra $5-10 for this. 1 slice is all you need, they are big


Campout cost  $20
 for Miguels optional $5
Chairlift down the mountain $10
No  DQ in these covid days cancelled




















  • every scout must be driven to the camp in their own vehicle.  No ride sharing except family members

  • wear a mask

  • stay 6 feet apart

  • every scout will sleep in his own tent.  (brothers can share a tent)

  • ONLY designated cooks for the weekend will handle food.


 Suggested Packing List:

__ 1 Complete Scout Uniform CLASS A (Mandatory) uniform shirt, olive pants, red 73 neckerchief

Troop 73 always travels in full uniform, to and from the destination.

__ 1 GALLON JUG OF WATER.  (Hiking makes you thirsty)

__ compass

__ Scout Handbook

__ Water bottle  (filled with water)

__Tent  (the troop has some if you don't own one)


__Under Armor type wicking shirt (for the hike)

__Clothes (change of clothing  change of socks, change of liner socks, underwear, shirt)

__Jacket (if it gets cold)

__Flash light / Head light


__Backpack  (to carry all your clothes & equipment)

__Sleeping bag

__Sleeping mat / pad

__Mess Kit - Personal Eating Utensils (plate, cup, spoon / fork or mess kit)

__Hygiene Kit (Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, hand sanitizer)

__Toilet Paper in a Ziplock bag


__Emergency kit (including a whistle, pocket knife, emergency blanket, etc)

__Wet Weather Protection Gear (Rain Jacket and Pants- pants are optional)


__Personal First Aid Kit


10 essentials for hiking:
1     First aid kit
2     Filled water bottle
3     Flashlight
4     Trail food
5     Sunscreen
6     Whistle
7     Compass
8     Rain gear
9     Pocket knife
10     Matches or fire starters.


NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES ALLOWED ON TRIP.   (cell phones, gameboys, DVD players)

Sheath, butterfly, and survival type knives, etc. are not allowed on
the reservation. IF brought, the Scoutmaster should hold them until the Scout returns home. 

All fuel (propane, white gas) must be checked in and held by an adult until it is needed. Only adult leaders should handle fuel.

SKYLIFT phone:  606-663-2933,  $10-one way.         2 way ride: $15 adults, $12 kids up to 12yrs