Get away trip to the Gorge

Ok so I couldn’t stay on the Bourbon trail with another trail calling.  Besides, Layla wanted to camp out.

Layla leading the way...
Layla leading the way…

We started hiking in search of a place to stay the night and camp when we came upon a very unusual camp…

Tentsile in the trees, a newer way to camp.
Tentsile in the trees, a newer way to camp.

I’ve seen pictures of these but never one “in the wild”.   I can see some real advantages to this, the greatest being not having to find level ground.  It has a “hatch” in the center for access.

Out the hatch!
Out the hatch!

I apologize for the quality of the video, it was shot with a Nikon CoolPix because I was not carrying any actual video gear.  But I couldn’t pass the opportunity to share this with everyone.

Talking with them about this unique form of shelter was great, but we had to find a place of our own.  It was only a short distance around the trail that I discovered why they choose that spot.

When solo hiking it’s best to not take unnecessary chances, regardless of what you may see on the TV reality shows.  Which those shows are not reality but entertainment.  So, we passed the tentstile camp and continued to where this trail ran out for us.  I didn’t want to take a chance of a tumble down the cliff trying to traverse this edge.

Layla says it's the end of this trail
Layla says it’s the end of this trail

So we backtracked a bit and found a place to stay for the night.  Put up the hammock, laid down the ground cloth, and strung up the tarp for cover.

Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home

It was cozy and warm and a perfect way to rest from a great day on the trail.

Layla living the good life.
Layla living the good life.

So we crashed for the night.  Yes, Layla does sleep with me in the hammock.  She leads such a hard life.

 

Well maybe next time we’ll be back on the Bourbon Trail, if we don’t get distracted.    😉

 

Get out, Be safe, and go adventure.

See ya soon

 

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