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Kentucky Kernel

Rainbow trout jostle for space in a bucket as they wait to be loaded into bags, which will then be carried by volunteers down to a stream as part of a trout stocking hike on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at the Red River Gorge in Pine Ridge, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff 

Bag to backpack to stream: Trout stocking in Red River Gorge

Natalie Parks November 11, 2020

My fish are not happy.I don’t know that for certain, but I imagine that being dumped into a plastic bag with 17 of their brothers and sisters, thrown into darkness and then being carried on the fish...

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Be a forest bud, clean off that mud

Cameron Luker October 29, 2019

Ask any rock climber what the worst part of a climbing trip is, and invariably they will say “the approach”— the hike from your car to the base of the cliff you plan to climb.The excitement of getting...

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Killer campfires and protecting Ky. forests

Cameron Luker October 24, 2019

Earlier this month, over 100 acres of forest in the Red River Gorge near Sky Bridge burned because campers allowed their fire to escape from control. As we start to get outside and enjoy the Kentucky autumn,...

Ansley McElroy, founder of the Backpacking Club, enjoys the rewarding view after a hike.

UK backpacking club builds bonds through unexpected adventures

Emily Baehner November 9, 2018

Lack of running water and cellphone service doesn’t often bring people together, but for members of the University of Kentucky’s Backpacking Club, that’s sometimes just how they like it.“Seriously,...

UK students have the opportunity to experience the outdoors and get exercise in ways other than the gym through UK Campus Recreation and Wellness’s Outdoor Pursuits.

Experience the outdoors with UK’s Outdoor Pursuits

Sarah Ladd November 8, 2017

UK students have many opportunities to go outside and experience the great outdoors.UK Campus Recreation and Wellness has an initiative called Outdoor Pursuits, which offers students a chance to get fit...

Red River Gorge is one of many local Kentucky attractions available to adventure-seekers over spring break.

Local Spring Break adventures abound

Amanda Byrant March 6, 2017

If your spring break plans don’t include laying out on the beach then don’t fret. There’s no shortage of adventures and expeditions within the Bluegrass to keep one busy during a week where heads...

Red River Gorge is one of many local Kentucky attractions available to adventure-seekers over spring break.

Hiking The Copperas Creek “Trail” in RRG KY

Morgan Garrett February 16, 2017

Until this year I didn’t realize how beautiful Kentucky’s nature scene really is. With nursing school ramping up and my free time slowly dwindling away, I needed an adventure. The last weekend in January...

Miguels Pizza and Climb Shop has been serving the needs of avid rock climbers in the Red River Gorge since the 1980s.

Miguel’s serves up more than slices of pizza

Claire Johnson December 10, 2016

Drive through Central Kentucky and you will likely encounter a smiling face with flowing golden hair resembling the sun on bumper stickers, shirts and tank tops. The logo belongs to Miguel’s Pizza and...

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Relax at Red River Gorge

Belle Kendrick November 13, 2016

October swooped out, and November has made its way into the lives of all UK students, bringing with it the excitement of spending time with families and friends in the great outdoors over Thanksgiving...

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