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Description:The hike will start at the Hueston Woods Lodge at 9:00 AM. Arrive early and have breakfast (you pay for breakfast) with other hikers at the Lodge at 8:00 a.m. We will hike clockwise around Lake Acton to the Hueston Room at the Nature Area where you can stop, warm up and enjoy a free Hot Bowl of Bean Soup and Corn Bread (donations accepted). Continue on to the Lodge or we will have a shuttle for hikers not wanting to continue. There will be two hike leaders to help hikers unfamilar with the park. Approx. distance around the lake is 11 miles. Note: Dogs (all pets) are not allowed in the nature preserve portion of Hueston Woods. There is an easy route bypassing that section if you bring your dog. Contact: John Rethman [masked]
What: 10th Annual Winter Adventure Weekend When: January 24-27, 2019 Where: Carter Caves State Resort Park, Kentucky Events: 223 events to choose from! Cost: $20 + field trip fees. Registration is open. Details: https://www.winteradventureweekend.com/ Carter Caves Winter Adventure Weekend provides activities and workshops for anyone interested in the outdoors, whether you are a beginner or advanced winter adventurer there is something for you. You will experience the great outdoors in programs including adventure workshops, hiking, rappelling, canoeing, or enjoying a commercial cave tour. All field trips and instructional workshops are led by experienced guides who are very knowledgeable about leading outdoor adventure activities. Events Include: * Hiking * Rappelling * Rope Climbing * Crawling Cave Trips * Walking Cave Trips * Rock Climbing * Mountain Biking * Camping In A Cave * Tree Climbing * Ice Skating * Canoeing & Kayaking * Yoga In The Cave * Adventure Presentations * Archaeology Tours * Squeeze Box * Cardboard Cave * Workshops * 5K Fun Run/Hike * Live Music Visit: https://www.winteradventureweekend.com/ Carter Caves State Resort Park - The beautiful setting of Carter Caves State Resort Park is the ideal setting for the Winter Adventure Weekend. Nestled in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, Carter Caves is 2,000 acres of wooded hills rich in plants, animals and geologic formations both above and below ground. Carter Caves is home to over a dozen caves. Above ground, the park has close to 30 miles of trails highlighting many fascinating geological features, including natural bridges, arches, caves, sinkholes, cliffs and a boxed canyon. Register early as many field trips fill up quickly. This event is sponsored by Carter Caves State Resort Park.
Saturday: Meet at the junction of Nipgen Road, C-34 and SR-772, Point 30. Coordinates: (N[masked] - W[masked]). Leave at 9:30AM to car pool to the S-curve on Prussia Road, C-46, Point 26. The hike is about 11.1 miles. Sunday: Meet at the Pike lake State Park parking lot on Pike Lake Road, Point 36. Coordinates: (N[masked] - W[masked]). Leave at 9:00AM to car pool to Nipgen Road, C-34 and SR-772, Point 30. The hike is about 9.2 miles. Contact: Jim Gilkey at[masked] ahead of time or at[masked] on the hike weekend.
Hikes start at 10 a.m. ; get specific start point and hike information prior to 10 a.m. at the Mathias Cabin parking lot (1st parking lot, north side of Clear Creek Rd). Bring Water and dress appropriately. Soup will be served at park office after the hike.