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May 2000

Kenucky’s Land Of Painted Leaves

"October is the month for painted leaves," Thoreau mused. He could have been talking about Kentucky's Red River Gorge.

Getting There:

From Lexington, go east on I-64 to exit 98, south on KY 402 (Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway) to exit 33, and then take a left onto KY 15 for 1.5 miles to KY 77. Follow the signs for Gladie Historical Site to Red River Gorge.

Prime Time:



Kentucky’s Land of the Arches, by Robert Ruchhoft (Pucelle Press, 513-921-8446; $9.95). Maps are available at the Gladie Historical Site.


Daniel Boone National Forest, (606) 663-2852;


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