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Fall N.R.O. Caving Weekend "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

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 MUSIC ..auctions.. Ropes Course... Camping .. BONFIRE..vertical training.. BBQ.. raffles.. prizes.. HIKING and one of the best CAVES in NY. 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!


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..

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: ~$10 (one time fee)

Camping fees: $TBD/per person/per night.

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.



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  • avra c.

    Great caves, mines and ice caves. Fun crowd and best dinner ever!

    September 22, 2013

  • Kevin K.

    Great people, great food, had a great time.

    September 22, 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

  • Jay

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

    September 16, 2013

  • Cepaфин

    Hello all!! The details for this event including location are found at this link.

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

    September 11, 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

    September 11, 2013

  • avra c.

    Need a ride. Help the wheel-less! Share expenses of course.

    August 11, 2013

    • avra c.

      Got a ride w/ the Chairman... thanks!

      September 10, 2013

  • Vince C.

    Looking to ride-share from L.I.

    September 1, 2013

    • Kay R.

      I think I've got you covered

      September 3, 2013

    • Vince C.

      Cool! When were you planning on leaving? Please advise details. Thx! Vin

      September 10, 2013

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