Connections: Featuring Jen & Jordan of RRG Experiences

A long-awaited episode of Tread the Red featuring special guests, Jen Meunier & Jordan Byrnes, of Red River Gorge Experiences!!
Meet JEN (Founder, Guide, and Experience Facilitator of RRG Experiences): With her Appalachian roots (specifically eastern Kentucky and western Pennsylvania), Jen immediately fell in love with the Red River Gorge of Kentucky more than 15 years ago. Jen’s outdoor recreation experience began with her rural upbringing and family members who worked for the US Forest Service who taught her trail navigation at an early age. She has honed those skills along with environmental education, leave no trace training ethics, team building facilitation, event planning and hospitality management. The rich biodiversity of the plants and animals, the sandstone arches and cliffs, the waterways and the wonderful people who are the fabric of the Red River Gorge community is what make Kentucky home for Jen. Her desire to share the beauty and opportunities in the outdoors with others through inclusive and engaging experiences was the catalyst for the launch of Red River Gorge Experiences.
Meet JORDAN (Guide & Experience Facilitator of RRG Experiences): Jordan was born and raised in Kentucky. He has been visiting Red River Gorge for 25 years and living there for the last 8 years. He loves Kentucky so much he thru-hiked the 343 mile Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail twice! He also has experience hiking and backpacking countless other trails in Kentucky and all over the world! He brings a rich variety of experience to RRG Experiences including: working as a wilderness therapy guide, leading geology hikes, teaching backpacking and bushcraft lessons, teaching at the Red Oaks Forest School, and more!
RRG Experiences also is comprised of 2 other guides/experience facilitators, Sherry and Liana (maybe we’ll get to have them on a future episode of the pod!)

Red River Gorge Experiences is a woman owned hiking guide and trip planning service committed to getting all people outdoors. Whether through a guided hike away from the crowds, or their trip planning service to help you maximize your time in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, they are here for you!
They specialize in guided hikes for individuals and small groups to experience transformative moments in nature and cultivate a sense of place and belonging in the outdoors. Their guided hikes are led on private property and in nature preserves in the Red River Gorge region.

Interested in booking a trip with RRG Experiences?
Check out their website,, contact them by email at, or by phone at (859)379-8328!

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