CCSRP Wild Caving Adventure 2021

Monday, August 2, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, August 22, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Additional Dates:
Monday, September 6, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday, September 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, October 17, 10:00am - 1:00pm
CCSRP Wild Caving Adventure 2021
Carter Caves State Resort Park
344 Caveland Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164

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Olive Hill, KY
Kentucky Appalachians

Description

Carter Caves State Resort Park is proud to offer for the 2021 summer season, the Wild Caving Adventure Series! Six different, high adventure WILD tours you can only experience at Carter Caves in 2021 Trips specifically designed for the true adventurer. Special access to areas OFF LIMITS to every other general public or crawling tour! ALL equipment including coveralls, helmets, lights and pads included in price. Call the Caveland Lodge Front Desk, TODAY, to reserve your spot!!
$30/PERSON (includes all equipment, ages 13 & above)
(Some restrictions apply, participants may be required to provide their own transportation for some trips. Call for details)

July 2 Saltpetre Cave Crawl- Saltpetre Cave is unlike any other cave on the park, it's dry, dusty passageways offer a challenging crawl for even experienced cavers. This trip will spend time seeing parts of the cave that are otherwise impossible to get to unless you are ready to work to get there! They'll be some opportunity to get muddy, but for the most part, plan on spending the majority of your time on your hands and knees and even your belly!

July 11 Bat Cave EXTREME-  This trip will show you that Bat Cave does not have to be a cave for beginner cavers. On this trip you will visit most of the tight long crawl passages found within the cave. This trip consists of some walking passage, extended hand and knee crawls, rock scrambling, and belly crawls that will leave you wet, muddy, sore and exhausted.

July 26 The Valley Trek-   Find some hidden secrets in these wild and once often-visited park caves. Dripping dome rooms, scalloped rock passages, huge breakdown, a belly-crawl connection between caves, and a room filled with dozens of mini bathtub-like dams are just a few of the treasures you'll discover. These caves contain active streams. Be prepared to have wet feet, wet hands, possibly more if you slip! Water bottle/snack suggested. Total outdoor hike of at least 1.5 miles required over hilly terrain, so be mindful of the weather and dress appropriately!

August 2 Carter City Connection-   This is an extensive cave system with many dusty crawling and walking passageways. The dust will be flying in the crawls so if you have breathing problems this is not the trip for you. Highlights include encountering the famous Bills Crawl, a 100 ft. belly crawl utilizing only your elbows and toes. The trip to the cave entrance is a 300 ft. climb up a 30 degree banking, so you should be in good health to participate in this trip and have past caving experience. This cave is one with a long history including a short stint as a commercial cave in the late 1800s.  Note: 20 miles of car travel roundtrip. These caves are on private property and we have permission to visit them for the 2021 Crawling Adventure Series.

August 22 Wilburn Cave-  Wilburn cave is located near the top of a big ridge. The trip to the cave entrance is a strenuous 250 foot climb up a 30 degree banking, so you should be in good health to participate in this trip. There is little to no walking passage found in the whole cave and it is known for plenty of nasty little crawls. At one point in the cave you will have to straddle over top of a 20 foot canyon to navigate through the passage.  The cave is on private property and we have permission to visit the cave for the 2021 Crawling Adventure Series.

September 6 Saltpetre Cave Crawl-  Saltpetre Cave is unlike any other cave on the park, it's dry, dusty passageways offer a challenging crawl for even experienced cavers. This trip will spend time seeing parts of the cave that are otherwise impossible to get to unless you are ready to work to get there! They'll be some opportunity to get muddy, but for the most part, plan on spending the majority of your time on your hands and knees and even your belly!

September 19 Cascade Gone WILD- Sandy Cave has a huge and long trunk passage that is part of the Cascade Cave system. It also provides some interesting areas that are accessed by crawling and climbing. The entrance is through a karst window with a 70-foot pool of deep water at its bottom. This is subject to cancellation if potential flooding conditions occur. Participants will see both the Sandy Cave system and parts of Cascade few people have a chance to see!

October 17 Carter City Connection- This is an extensive cave system with many dusty crawling and walking passageways. The dust will be flying in the crawls so if you have breathing problems this is not the trip for you. Highlights include encountering the famous Bills Crawl, a 100 ft. belly crawl utilizing only your elbows and toes. The trip to the cave entrance is a 300 ft. climb up a 30 degree banking, so you should be in good health to participate in this trip and have past caving experience. This cave is one with a long history including a short stint as a commercial cave in the late 1800s. Note: 20 miles of car travel roundtrip. These caves are on private property and we have permission to visit them for the 2021 Crawling Adventure Series.

Rates

  • Admission: $30.00