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The Flyingfishman
Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area
Blanton Forest State Nature Preserve
Black Mountain, Kentucky
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine visits the Red River Gorge
Rockcastle Narrows
The Appalachian Trail
Big South Fork Honey Creek Loop
Ledford Arches RRG
Pine Mountain, KY
Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area
Kentuckiana Caves
Red River Gorge Trails & map
Big South Fork
Otter Creek - Outdoor Recreation Area
Cumberland Gap NHP
Mammoth Cave National Park
Red Byrd Arch
Cumberland Falls and area
Lost River Cave
My Old Kentucky Home lyrics and mp3
Cloud Splitter
Mantle Rock
Cumberland Falls Moonbow Trail
Indian Staircase 10-21-04
Natural Bridge...Slade, KY
Auxier Ridge, Double, Star Gap, Gray's, and Rock Bridge Arches
Timmon's and Adena Arches
Swift Camp Creek Trail
Other landmarks in Red River Gorge
Tioga Falls/Bridges to the past
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Bernheim Forest - Clermont, KY
Vernon-Douglas State Nature Preserve
Red Byrd Arch trip Via Ridgetop ...12-20-08 trip report
A Creek Runs through it


Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area


The Falcon Guide “Hiking Kentucky” listed Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area as a great place to visit in the spring. Well, it was the middle of summer and I had an afternoon to kill so why not? Note to self…start to pay attention to these suggestions. Yellowbank WMA is in beautiful Breckinridge County. A good deal of my ancestors lived here in the 1800’s so it seemed like a great mini adventure. When I got to Yellowbank everything was as described in the book. The trail heads were well marked. Items of interest were where they should have been…and I should have gone in the spring. Spring would have been a wonderful time to visit with its vast array of wildflowers.

The trail would have also not have been so overgrown. I had planned to link 2 trails with a walk through the natural gas pipeline clearing. That “clearing” had grown up to about 4 feet. Crossing it I couldn’t help but think that all the Deet in the world could not save me from the itching that would surely follow for the next 2-3 weeks.  Luckily I escaped with only around 10 bug bites.

The area is a must see in the right season. The rockhouse was impressive and the ponds picturesque. Summer and Fall “hunting season” appears to be the times not to visit. If you do the fall, dress up with lots of orange to protect yourself. Take your own water…oh and plenty of Deet.

Pond at Yellowbank WMA


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