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Caving Weekend, Fall N.R.O. "The Widow Jane Mine"

The Big Fall event is almost here !
Fall N.R.O. ! Camping Caving weekend

Hosted by Shawangunk Catskill Area Grotto S.C.A.G. at the Snyder Estate in Rosendale, NY

https://www.facebook.com/events/529291870477210/

This is a fantastic weekend for all interested in caving, beginners and beyond... Come for the day or the whole weekend. It is an awesome time complete with trips led by experienced cavers. Feel free to ask questions and bring friends ..live MUSIC ..auctions.. Ropes Course... Camping .. BONFIRE..vertical training.. BBQ.. raffles.. prizes.. HIKING and one of the best CAVES in NY.

THIS IS CAVE COUNTRY!

FAMILY FRIENDLY (Daniel went when he was 5 and had a blast but it was a minimal challenge to find a group leader who would take kids and you must be prepared to take full responsibility of your child. No one ever knows what their reaction will be when in a confined space until they are actually in one; adults and kids alike)

Activities Include

Caving (Duh..)

Vertical Training (Rapelling)

Camping, Bonfire, BBQ

Auctions, Raffles & Prizes

Hiking Mohonk and the Catskills

drum circle

The best caves in NY!

Campsite access to The Widow Jane Mine.

Possible Astronomy Night (depending on weather)

NCC Auction (please bring donated goods and ideas on the next cave the NCC should acquire!)

Shawangunk Catskill Area Grotto fund raising raffle.

Guest Lecturer: Dr. Luis Espinasa from Marist College. Come hear about his research on the biology of rarely visited fissure caves in the Shawangunk Mountains.

Bring your dancing shoes - local rock band 4 Gun Ridge will be performing on the all new stage inside the mine!

Speleobooks

Bon Fire

Things to Bring

Tent and camping equipment.

Synthetic clothing, a few layers.

Helmet with chin strap (bike helmets work fine), 2 backup headlamps (in addition to a primary, no exceptions), kneepads, any form of gloves..

http://www.metgrotto.com/about/equipment.php

Snacky cakes and cheesy poofs....plenty of water and other beverages of choice :)

acoustic instrument or hand drum if you like

hula hoop, poi, devil sticks, orbs spheres, hackey sack

Lastly bring your sense of adventure love of nature and common sense!!

Details & Fees (these fees are estimated based on the last several years...amounts may be slightly higher or lower and will be posted in the weeks leading up to the event)

Fees for the weekend are Registration: ~$15 (one time fee)

Camping fees: $15/per person

Day passes (if not camping): $TBD

Refuel yourself after a long day of caving with a filling and tasty dinner courtesy of Northern New Jersey Grotto. Price TBD for Saturday.

Breakfast will be served up fresh by Central Connecticut Grotto. Price TBD.

Food is TASTY and veggie friendly.. spend your time caving not cooking!

For this weekend, the people here really need to have accurate numbers so they can properly prepare for the amount of equipment needed on these types of trips. It will be a better and easier experience for everyone involved with organizing, if we can avoid flakers and last minute RSVP changes.

DON'T MISS THIS GREAT LOCATION FOR A BEAUTIFUL Fall NRO!

MORE DETAILS WILL BE ADDED AS THE NRO COMES TOGETHER

 

 

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  • David H

    ok, I'm leaving this to last minute - but anyone leaving tomorrow afternoon that wants a[nother] car buddy? ....preferably from Manhattan?

    September 19, 2013

    • David H

      I am still in office and am almost certainly unable to be ready anywhere before 9 (and have no ride independently.) I'm sorry to do this at last minute as I was trying to make plans to make this work.

      September 20, 2013

  • Kelly K.

    On my way!

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Lina N.

    I wish I could go ;-(

    September 20, 2013

  • Carlos

    Everyone will be at the campsite starting tomorrow evening. I'll leave the city around 730pm tomorrow and setup camp when i arrive. Not sure if phone service works there but u can just ask around for me and Daniel. People will know us. U can come Saturday but most cave trips will leave early between 8am and 10am Saturday

    September 20, 2013

  • Carlos

    Leaving tomorrow from Staten Island around 7:30ish and returning Sunday. Pickups at the ferry or in NJ if u need a ride

    September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      7:30am or pm? where in NJ?

      September 19, 2013

    • Carlos

      pm. staten island

      September 20, 2013

  • Julia C.

    I've succumb to whatever is going around in the office. Sorry but I'm gonna have to bail : (

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can anyone give me a ride (live in upper manhattan but pickup spot flexible and am willing to split costs!) Also, does anyone have extra space in a tent (I don't snore, I promise!)

    September 18, 2013

    • Kelly K.

      You can call me at[masked]

      September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Kelly!, I will let you know when I have arrived!

      September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dogsitter has fleas in her house and we have a heating pipe to attend to before it gets too cold and we have no heat.

    September 18, 2013

  • Julia C.

    Are coveralls required? Wetsuit?

    September 18, 2013

    • avra c.

      I'm told there is water and some folks are bringing boats! It never hurts to bring a wetsuit along if you have one. Caving attire gets real muddy real fast. So coveralls are a good idea, but any rugged old clothes will do.

      September 18, 2013

  • JOSE "PALLBEARER" M.

    Julia its mines. .i dont think so go on Scags FB page and ask inless ur going on a direct cave trip ??....no wetsuit tho

    September 18, 2013

  • mae

    Kelly where do u live?

    September 17, 2013

    • Kelly K.

      I live in Floral Park.

      September 17, 2013

  • Kelly K.

    I'll work for a ride! LOL Anyone? Anyone? :)

    August 25, 2013

    • Thomas. A.

      I was going to leave from Queens after work. But now I am taking the day off good luck

      September 13, 2013

    • Kelly K.

      Ok. See you there! :)

      September 16, 2013

  • mae

    i cant leave fri I can leave sat is that ok?

    September 16, 2013

  • Jay

    Hi,
    Can I get a ride from Flanders NJ 07836 with someone? Will share all expenses.
    Thanks Jay

    September 16, 2013

  • Lina N.

    Unable to attend ...have my daughter's baby shower last minute details to take care off.

    September 16, 2013

  • OZZY

    No Doubt about having fun in this event,I see the best crew of caving Hosting this event

    September 14, 2013

  • Kelly K.

    I'm driving from Floral Park. I anyone needs a ride let me know.

    September 13, 2013

  • Kay R.

    anyone need a ride? ive got room for two more..leaving friday from centerport at 2 .. stopping in queens or the bronx at 3.. returning sunday

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Cepaфин

    Hello all!! The details for this event including location are found at this link. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/17176675/221161204/name/Fall2013NRO-Registration.pdf

    Please download the PDF File, Thanks and I will see you all there!!

    September 11, 2013

  • JOSE "PALLBEARER" M.

    I will be doing a levitation trick on Friday night .. so please stop bye

    September 8, 2013

  • Alex

    I went caving long ago in Budapest and loved it but never found another convienent place in Europe to try it out again. So excited about this weekeend!

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • David H

    Anyone willing to let me carshare with them? Will share all expenses of course.

    September 5, 2013

    • Lina N.

      I'm leaving from Journal Square and have space for 2 more.

      September 5, 2013

    • Angel

      Hi Lina, may I get a ride from you? Happy to share expenses. Friday around 5:30 PM works for me. My cell number is[masked] 3684. Thank you!

      September 8, 2013

  • Julia C.

    Leaving Fri at 4 from UES. Email me if interested in carpool.

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Lina N.

    I'm leaving from Jersey City and have space for 3. Leaving Friday around 530pm

    September 3, 2013

  • avra c.

    Need a ride from Manhattan. Share all expenses of course. No charge for scintillating cave banter.

    August 20, 2013

  • Kay R.

    Your NRO president is bringing hula hoops and birthday cake.....and also cooking up a super tasty dinner for y'all ..Hoop lessons ands lions share of cake to any who help me spice dice peel and flip!

    2 · August 19, 2013

  • Kay R.

    with bells on!

    August 13, 2013

  • Meredith

    Hello, are all caving/exploring activities withing walking distance of the campsite? TY.

    August 4, 2013

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