Carter Caves State Resort Park is gearing up for the 26th Annual Crawlathon -- a weekend of cave trips and adventure. The Crawlathon will be Jan. 26-28 at the park near Olive Hill. The weekend includes wild caving trips, canoeing, pit plunging, vertical workshops, workshops on proper techniques of caving, and children's trips.
Trips are offered from Saturday morning through early afternoon on Sunday.
The Friday evening program includes multimedia presentations on caving topics. On Saturday night there will be a presentation by Jim Pisarowicz on the history of the exploration of the caves of the Black Hills, which includes Wind Cave and Jewel Cave, two of the longest caves in the world. The presentation will be followed by the "Squeezebox Competition," which involves crawling through a box that represents a narrow cave passage.
Registration is $30 for adults (ages 13 and older); $15 for children 6-12. Fee includes access to all evening programs, workshops, cave tours (two trips Saturday and one trip Sunday), transportation to caves, and a T-shirt. Participants must be at least 6 years old. Call (606) 286-4411.
Post by guanonoggin on Jan 11, 2007 6:57:59 GMT -5
Dudes, I dunno about a cave event in the winter in KY? Sounds friggin cold to me! If you have the right gear I guess it would be alright tho. No bugs! That's gotta count for somethin! I hope they got a good bonfire at night! The presentations sound way cool though. Maybe I'll check it out but keep an eye on the weather before I make a move.