Kicking back in Kentucky / by Jessica Lee

This was my view today.

I spent my day lying in a hammock in Kentucky, USA, chewing beef jerky and watching the boys climb. Summer was cooking us with her humid heat and but I didn't have a care in the world.

We drove from Toronto through the night and arrived in Slade, Kentucky at Red River Gorge, which is  a popular destination for climbing.

We're actually staying at a climber's camp. Everyone is extremely fit and laid-back. It's like how I'd imagine base camp to be like at Mount Everest- athletic people with good stories to tell. If you notice, there is a chin-up bar and finger boards in the meeting area. It's pretty cool.

For those of you who are curious, here is what Kentucky looks like:

It was beautiful getting to the actual climb.

We stuck around an area called the Bruise Brothers (the place lived up to it's name) and headed back to camp after a full day's work.

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