Expedition Frankfort: Run| Ride| Paddle - Race Recap

don’t know where Frankfort is (other than the Frankfurt in my home country, Germany) A quick google  search reveals that it is the state capitol of Kentucky - it also reveals clear gaps in my knowledge of geography. A doable 6-hour drive from Chicago. Ok, ok, but I don’t have a Mountain Bike. Still only half-serious I e-mail the race director: “Is it ok to use my Cyclocross Bike?” Almost instantly I get a response from Gerry, the race director: “Yes you can use your bike as the trail is moderate. You should be more than capable of tackling the course.” Excited about starting racing season early I sign up.

Read More
Chimney Top Rock x 3D

I scanned news articles from around the state as well as Ohio, to see how the deaths stack up at Chimney Top.  The Forest Service reported that between 1960 and 2005, there were 73 reported deaths in Red River Gorge. 19 of those were via falls from Chimney Top Rock.  Over the next 11 years, news outlets report another 4 or 5 from atop the rock, including 3 in 2016 alone. In those 8 years, 12 died in the gorge that were reported in the local news, as well as an additional 2 bodies decayed to just bones were found in the gorge.

Read More
Be That Girl

Ladies, stop sitting at home looking through your Instagram feed wishing you were “that girl”. BE that girl! Take your adventure into your own hands. If you let fear of the unknown consume you, then you will never know what greatness lies in the outdoors.  I believe by properly preparing yourself, there is no destination that cannot be reached by a group of women, or even a woman trekking out into the wild on her own. By preparing yourself, you CAN DO THIS! It's like this; Know your trail. Know your waterway. Know your limits.

Read More
Explore Kentucky X Bluegrass Cellular

We're excited to announce our partnership with Bluegrass Cellular, a technology company headquartered in Elizabethtown, Kentucky that delivers nationwide cellular services to over one million people across 34 counties in Central Kentucky.  To kick off this partnership we're collaborating with Bluegrass to offer four free Smartphone Photography classes led by founder of #ExploreKentucky movement & EKI Director, Gerry James, at select Bluegrass Cellular retail locations.

Read More