The Greater Cincinnati Grotto invites you to attend the 2007 Karst-O-Rama on June 22, 23 & 24 at the Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve in Mount Vernon, Kentucky.
Karst-O-Rama weekend actually starts off on Thursday night with a welcome party at the shelter. This will be an opportunity to meet new friends and join up with old ones. Cave trip sign up sheets for Friday will also be available. About one third of KOR participants arrive by Thursday night so come early and join the fun.
Registration opens Thursday at 11 am and remains open till noon on Saturday.
Beginning Friday the kitchen will be open throughout the weekend for breakfast and lunch as well as dinner on Friday.
Friday cave trips will begin in the morning or afternoon.
Friday night will include a Howdy Party for checking out the crowd and signing up for cave trips on Saturday and Sunday.
Then just before you wind down for the day, you can engage in noodle wrestling with people who out caved you during the day.
On Saturday morning, cave trips will begin, both guided and self led. Other activities for the day include a photo contest, hayrides, hiking and a climbing contest. If the June temperature becomes unbearable while shopping at the vendor section, the Crooked Creek swimming hole awaits complete with rope swing. The preserve includes several miles of hiking trails both on and off the property. For those that are shopping addicted, the preserve is only a few miles from the city of Berea with its many gift shops and antique malls.
As the evening approaches, there will be a banquet under the shelter followed by a caving program. Door prizes will be awarded prior to the program. If you want to stay up till all hours, there will be lots of activity in party camp in addition to the sauna and hot tub. The party will be starting at 9:30.
For those with leftover energy, there will be cave trips Sunday morning.
Keep an eye on the website www.karstorama.com for future updates. If you have any questions about this yearly caving event, please contact Tammy Otten at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you there to share another great Karst-O-Rama!
The time has come again to recruit volunteers to staff the KOR First Aid and Information Tent in two or four hour shifts beginning on Friday afternoon and going thru the weekend. These volunteers will answer questions, and handle things like minor cuts, sunburn, heat exhaustion, and so forth, using our equipment and supplies. Also needed are EMT's, First Responders, and Paramedics with their own gear to be on call as in the past, for more serious situations.
Contact Deb Bledsoe at debcaves(at)yahoo.com if you can take a shift..
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