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11th Annual Winter Adventure Weekend - January 23-26, 2020


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 Trip
Fee
Level Limit Hours Spots
Open
3Thursday1:30pmHorn Hollow & Rimstone Cave Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
 2203 hrs12
26Friday1:00pmCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs13
27Friday1:00pmWilburn Cave
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002103 hrsFull
32Friday1:30pmHorn Hollow & Rimstone Cave Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs10
38Friday2:00pmSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrsFull
67Friday7:00pmCarbide Lamp Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.00282.5 hrsFull
73Friday8:30pmMock Expedition Overnight
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$30.002309.5 hrsFull
81Saturday8:30amSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrsFull
82Saturday8:30amBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs1
83Saturday8:30amTygart Gorge Hike & Cave Trek
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.003104 hrsFull
85Saturday9:00amHorn Hollow & Rimstone Cave Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrsFull
90Saturday9:00amCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrsFull
91Saturday9:00amIntroduction 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.
$5.002153 hrs1
100Saturday9:30amTar Kiln Trek
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003156 hrs3
101Saturday9:30amSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrsFull
102Saturday9:30amBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrsFull
107Saturday10:00amFern & Flood Caves
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003114 hrs5
108Saturday10:00amCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrsFull
121Saturday10:30amBat Cave Extreme
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003104 hrsFull
125Saturday11:00amTar Kiln Trek
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003156 hrsFull
137Saturday12:30pmFern & Flood Caves
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003114 hrs3
138Saturday12:30pmCarbide Lamp Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.00282.5 hrsFull
140Saturday12:30pmSandy Cave Lantern Tour
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrs3
146Saturday1:00pmHorn Hollow & Rimstone Cave Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrsFull
147Saturday1:00pmGirls Only Caving Adventure
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002153 hrs12
153Saturday1:30pmIntroduction 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.
$5.002153 hrs4
157Saturday1:30pmSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrs2
158Saturday1:30pmBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrsFull
167Saturday2:00pmCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs1
168Saturday2:00pmBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs2
213Sunday8:30amCarter City Connection
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003185 hrs5
217Sunday9:00amSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrs3
218Sunday9:00amTygart Gorge Hike & Cave Trek
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.003104 hrsFull
219Sunday9:00amCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs4
227Sunday9:30amBat Cave Bewilderment Crawl
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002403 hrsFull
228Sunday9:30amHorn Hollow & Rimstone Cave Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs12
233Sunday10:00amSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrsFull


Walking Cave Trips

Trip Day Time Trip Name Trip
Fee
Level Limit Hours Spots
Open
5Thursday2:30pmA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs55
20Friday10:30amA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs28
24Friday1:00pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1301 hr11
41Friday2:30pmA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs54
62Friday4:30pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1301 hr13
78Saturday8:30amHistory of Mine Lighting
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
$5.001103 hrs1
96Saturday9:30amX-Cave Flashlight Tour
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1251 hr16
116Saturday10:30amA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs43
144Saturday1:00pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1301 hr12
173Saturday2:30pmA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs55
203Saturday4:30pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1301 hr1
212Sunday8:30amHistory of Mine Lighting
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
$5.002103 hrsFull
226Sunday9:30amX-Cave Flashlight Tour
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1251 hrFull
237Sunday10:30amA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs34
243Sunday1:00pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1251 hrFull