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10th Annual Winter Adventure Weekend - January 24-27, 2019


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
2Thursday1:30pmCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
 2203 hrs13
13Friday10:00amCarter City Connection
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003185 hrs4
18Friday1:00pmWilburn Cave
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002103 hrs2
23Friday1:30pmHorn 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 hrs17
28Friday2:00pmSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrs5
55Friday7:00pmCarbide 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
59Friday9:30pmMock 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
66Saturday8:30amSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrs7
67Saturday8:30amBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs2
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.
$8.003104 hrsFull
70Saturday9:00amHorn 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 hrs11
75Saturday9:00amIntroduction 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 hrs15
83Saturday9:30amTar Kiln Trek
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003156 hrs8
84Saturday9:30amCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs11
85Saturday9:30amSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrs6
86Saturday9:30amBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs8
91Saturday10:00amFern & Flood Caves
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003114 hrs11
104Saturday10:30amCarter City Connection
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003185 hrs18
105Saturday10:30amBat Cave Extreme
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003104 hrs10
109Saturday11:00amTar Kiln Trek
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003156 hrs5
110Saturday11:00amBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs20
119Saturday12:30pmFern & Flood Caves
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.003114 hrs5
121Saturday12:30pmSandy 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 hrs8
222Saturday12:30pmCarbide 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 hrs8
128Saturday1:00pmHorn 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 hrs14
129Saturday1:00pmCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs17
130Saturday1:00pmBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs14
136Saturday1:30pmIntroduction 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 hrs14
141Saturday1:30pmSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrs3
148Saturday2:00pmCascade Gone Wild
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs6
149Saturday2:00pmBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs14
150Saturday2:00pmCave Survey 101
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$5.002203 hrs16
194Sunday9:00amGirls 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 hrs15
195Sunday9:00amSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrs1
196Sunday9:00amTygart 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
197Sunday9:00amCascade 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
203Sunday9:30amCascade Karst Kommandos: Junior Cave Guide Trip
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs17
204Sunday9:30amBat Cave Backdoor
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$8.002203 hrs14
205Sunday9:30amHorn 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 hrs7
212Sunday10:00amSandy Cave Flotilla
Crawling Cave Tour You need: Helmet, Chin Strap, Headlamp, 2 Extra Lights, Ankle-High Boots, Knee Pads, Gloves And More.
$10.002103 hrs1


Walking Cave Trips

Trip Day Time Trip Name Trip
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
6Thursday3:00pmThe Story of the Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1152 hrs15
16Friday10:30amA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs59
17Friday1:00pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1301 hr20
30Friday2:30pmA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs58
37Friday3:00pmThe Story of the Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
$5.001152 hrs1
47Friday4:30pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1301 hr28
221Saturday8:30amHistory of Mine Lighting
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
$5.001103 hrs8
80Saturday9:30amX-Cave Flashlight Tour
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1251 hr17
99Saturday10:30amA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs46
125Saturday1:00pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1301 hr30
157Saturday2:30pmA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs59
164Saturday3:00pmThe Story of the Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
$5.001152 hrs15
184Saturday4:30pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1301 hr16
223Sunday8:30amHistory of Mine Lighting
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
$5.002103 hrs9
202Sunday9:30amX-Cave Flashlight Tour
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1251 hr24
215Sunday10:30amA Visit to Cascade Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1602 hrs49
220Sunday1:00pmA Visit to X-Cave
Walking Cave Tour You need: Old Clothes, Flashlight, Extra Batteries, Ankle-High Shoes, Gloves And More.
 1251 hr12