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9th Annual Winter Adventure Weekend - January 25-28, 2018


Carter Caves State Resort Park, Kentucky


Cave Trips

 

CAVES, CAVES, CAVES! Lots of choices from wild adventurous cave trips that will get you down and dirty, scenic walking tours that will have you shutter bugging all the way, to jaw dropping history tours associated with the underground world!


CAVES TRIPS REQUIRE SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT.  BE IN THE KNOW.....READ BELOW!


FAILURE TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS WILL KEEP YOU ON THE SIDELINES.



A Caving Equipment Checklist by the National Speleological Society.

Required Equipment For Level 1 Cave Trips:

Old clothes, gloves, comfortable (broken in) shoes that cover the ankle, a good flashlight with extra batteries. For additional information on WNS visit the WNS Web Page.


Required Equipment For Level 2 & 3 Cave Trips:

Non-insulated coveralls or layers of old clothing including an outer layer that can be removed and bagged after your tour. Having multiple layers will allow you to adjust according to climate conditions you'll encounter both above and below ground. Boots that cover the ankles, knee pads, gloves, a hard hat with chin strap, 3 light sources with one mounted on hard hat, small pack to carry bottled water, snacks, extra batteries, and supplies. NOTE: You cannot use the same soft cave gear on multiple cave trips. For additional information on WNS visit the WNS Web Page. See guidelines below for more information.


White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) and Decontamination Guidelines



White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) is a disease that is harming our bats and has no effect on humans. To help protect the bats you will be required to follow the mandatory guidelines and decontamination procedures for wild cave trips. WNS was found in bat populations in some caves at Carter Caves State Resort Park in February of 2013. Now that is found locally, it is critical to adhere to the decontamination guidelines following cave trips. Because of the seriousness of WNS, all wild cave participants are required to follow these guidelines.

✔ Participants are not to bring any clothing or gear that has been in another cave or mine outside of the Carter Caves Region since 2006 unless it has been decontaminated.

✔ Participants going on multiple wild cave trips during the weekend must have complete different sets of soft gear for each cave trip. Soft gear includes coveralls or outer layer of clothing, knee pads, elbow pads, gloves & cave pack.

✔ You cannot use the same soft gear on two different wild cave trips.

✔ Participants are to wear coveralls or an outer layer of clothing that can be removed and bagged after leaving the cave. Bags provided.

✔ Participants will also bag any other soft gear like knee or elbow pads.

✔ Participants must not take the clothing or gear used on a wild cave trip during WAW into another cave or mine outside of the Carter Caves Region without decontaminating using the guidelines in this document - National White-Nose Syndrome Decontamination Protocol - Version 04.12.2016

✔ Participants will have their shoes & hard gear (helmets, lights) decontaminated following the cave trips.

✔ Hard gear can be used on multiple cave trips during WAW.

✔ Participants in wild cave trips will sign the Wild Caving Agreement indicating they have read and understand the wild caving guidelines that have been set for the event.

✔ Guides can remove you from the trip if you do not follow these guidelines!

✔ For additional information on WNS visit the WNS Web Page.




Crawling Cave Trips

Trip Day Time Trip Name Extra
Fee
Level Limit Hours Spots
Open
3Thursday1:30pmWandering Through Wilburn Cave
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002103 hrs5
11Friday10:00amCarter City Connection
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.003185 hrs12
23Friday1:30pmCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs19
26Friday1:30pmHorn Hollow & Rimstone Cave Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs18
27Friday2:00pmSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002103 hrs8
51Friday7:00pmCarbide Lamp Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.00282.5 hrsFull
55Friday9:30pmMock Expedition Overnight
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$20.002309.5 hrs5
64Saturday8:30amSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002103 hrs4
65Saturday8:30amBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs14
66Saturday8:30amHorn Hollow & Rimstone Cave Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs20
67Saturday8:30amCarter City Connection
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.003185 hrs3
68Saturday8:30amTygart Gorge Hike & Cave Trek
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.003104 hrsFull
74Saturday9:00amIntroduction to Caving: Bat Cave Visit
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
 2252.5 hrs25
82Saturday9:30amTar Kiln Trek
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.003156 hrs13
83Saturday9:30amCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs16
84Saturday9:30amSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002103 hrs2
85Saturday9:30amBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs16
99Saturday10:30amBat Cave Extreme
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.003104 hrs10
103Saturday11:00amTar Kiln Trek
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.003156 hrs15
104Saturday11:00amBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs20
112Saturday12:30pmFern & Flood Caves
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.003114 hrs7
113Saturday12:30pmCarbide Lamp Cave Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.00282.5 hrs6
115Saturday12:30pmSandy Cave Lantern Tour
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002103 hrs9
119Saturday1:00pmHorn Hollow & Rimstone Cave Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs18
120Saturday1:00pmCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs19
121Saturday1:00pmBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrsFull
126Saturday1:30pmIntroduction to Caving: The Cave Hike
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
 2253 hrs25
129Saturday1:30pmSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002103 hrsFull
134Saturday2:00pmCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs18
135Saturday2:00pmBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrsFull
173Sunday9:00amGirls Only Caving Adventure
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002123 hrs8
174Sunday9:00amSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002103 hrs5
175Sunday9:00amTygart Gorge Hike & Cave Trek
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.003104 hrsFull
176Sunday9:00amCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs20
184Sunday9:30amCascade Kid Capers
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs12
185Sunday9:30amBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs18
186Sunday9:30amHorn Hollow & Rimstone Cave Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs3
192Sunday10:00amSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002103 hrs6


Walking Cave Trips

Trip Day Time Trip Name Extra
Fee
Level Limit Hours Spots
Open
4Thursday2:30pmA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs60
15Friday10:30amA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs34
17Friday1:00pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1301 hr30
28Friday2:30pmA Visit Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs60
34Friday3:00pmThe Story of the Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1152 hrs15
44Friday4:30pmWalking Cave: X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1301 hr22
61Saturday8:30amHistory Of Mine Lighting
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1103 hrs4
80Saturday9:30amX-Cave Flashlight Tour
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1251 hr24
95Saturday10:30amA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs60
118Saturday1:00pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1301 hr25
142Saturday2:30pmA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs60
148Saturday3:00pmThe Story of the Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1152 hrs10
164Saturday4:30pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1301 hr3
171Sunday8:30amHistory Of Mine Lighting
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1103 hrs2
183Sunday9:30amX-Cave Flashlight Tour
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1251 hr25
196Sunday10:30amA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs60
201Sunday1:00pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1251 hr25