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9th Annual Winter Adventure Weekend
Winter Adventure Weekend (http://www.winteradventureweekend.com/) provides activities and workshops for anyone interested in the outdoors, whether you are a beginner or advanced winter adventurer there is something for you. For the paddlers, there are three paddling trips at Winter Adventure Weekend. There are 185 field trips to choose from! A record! The web site is now mobile-friendly. Online registration begins in December. Register early as the field trips fill quickly. http://www.winteradventureweekend.com Many of the same great trips and workshops are back as well as some new ones. We guarantee the weekend to be jam packed with both outdoor and indoor adventure activities and workshops led by many professional adventure enthusiast. This is a great opportunity for you to cure your cabin fever and get outside and enjoy the adventure. Wild Caving, Cave Tours, High Line Ride, Rappelling, Rope Climbing, Rock Climbing, Tree Climbing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Backpacking, Horseback Riding, Camping In A Cave, Adventure Presentations, Archeology Tours, Squeeze Box, Winter Survival, Fire Building, Campfire Cooking, Orienteering, Corrugated Cave, Mine Lighting, Live Band & More! http://youtu.be/ZCjIvIQ8aNc?list=UU9RYxQboNKlrlwbyDKFWe7Q MAPS • Blue Water Trail: Tygarts Creek (http://fw.ky.gov/Education/Documents/bluewatertrailtygartscreek.pdf) • Grayson Lake (http://grayson.lakesonline.com/Maps) - lake map • Carter Caves Facility & Trail Map (http://parks.ky.gov/!userfiles/aParkBrochures/Maps/CarterCaves.pdf) • Carter Caves Interactive Adventure Map (http://kygeonet.ky.gov/kyadventure/index.html?extent=-9260480,4628467,-9245829,4634726) • Carter Caves Trails - Natural Bridge Trail (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/trails.aspx?id=105) - 0.5 mi - Raven Bridge Trail (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/trails.aspx?id=106) - 0.7 mi - Box Canyon Trail (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/trails.aspx?id=107) - 0.8 mi - Horn Hollow Trail (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/trails.aspx?id=108) - 1.5 mi - Rockhouse Trail (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/trails.aspx?id=109) - 0.1 mi - 4Cs Carter Caves Cross Country Trail (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/trails.aspx?id=110) - 8.3 mi - Kiser Hollow Trail (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/trails.aspx?id=111) - 9 mi - Three Bridges Trail (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/trails.aspx?id=112) - 3.5 mi - Ridgetop Trail (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/trails.aspx?id=928) - 3.4 mi - Cave Branch Trail (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/trails.aspx?id=929) - 2.2 mi • Grayson Lake Trails Beech Hemlock Trail (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/grayson-lake/trails.aspx?id=113) - 0.8 mi- Lick Falls Overlook Trail (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/grayson-lake/trails.aspx?id=114) - 3 mi THE WEATHER NOAA (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.33257598400047&lon=-82.94849722899966&site=all&smap=1#.Uzq80vldV8E) - National Weather Service Forecast Office - Grayson, Kentucky Accuweather (http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/grayson-ky/41143/april-weather/333349) (includes historical averages) ACCOMMODATIONS Lodging at Carter Caves State Park: Click here for reservation information (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/reservations.aspx). Note: the Carter Caves State Park lodge is almost always booked a year in advance for this event. Kelly and I are staying in the John Hunt Morgan B&B (http://www.johnhuntmorganbedandbreakfast.com/) in nearby Olive Hill, Ky. When I spoke with them last, they had four rooms available at $75.00 per night and includes the breakfast for two. We have stayed here before and we enjoyed our stay. Lodging options in nearby Grayson & Olive Hill Days Inn (http://www.daysinn.com/hotels/kentucky/grayson/days-inn-grayson/hotel-overview) 650 C. W. Stevens Blvd Grayson, Kentucky 41143 606-475-3224 Super 8 Motel (http://www.super8grayson.com/) 125 Super Eight Lane Grayson, Kentucky 41143 606-474-8811 Guest House Inn and Suites (http://www.guesthouseintl.com/hotels/grayson) 501 C. W. Stevens Blvd. Grayson, Kentucky 41143 606-474-0000 Quality Inn (http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-grayson-kentucky-KY054) 205 State Highway 1947 Grayson, Kentucky 41143 606-474-7854 John Hunt Morgan B&B (http://www.johnhuntmorganbedandbreakfast.com/) (Where Ohio Paddlers Usually Stay) Resting slightly above and in the heart of Historic Downtown Olive Hill, Kentucky, The John Hunt Morgan Bed and Breakfast offers a Victorian experience that is unforgettable. 606-286-0212. Carrolls Inn - Olive Hill Small locally owned motel with about six rooms. Located about 5 minutes from the park. 606-286-4141. ADDITIONAL LINKS - Daniel Boone National Forest Web Site (http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/dbnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=39458) - Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/winteradventureweekend) SUNRISE/SUNSET Sunrise: 7:44am Sunset: 5:43pm Source: http://www.sunrisesunset.com/ MORE ABOUT THE AREA Carter Caves State Park (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/default.aspx) Grayson Lake State Park (http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/grayson-lake/default.aspx) LIABILITY WAIVER REQUIRED As always, by joining in this event you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the liability waiver (http://www.meetup.com/movingwater/pages/ACCIDENT_WAIVER_AND_RELEASE_OF_LIABILITY) posted on this site. You must update your profile to indicate you have read and agree. Guests must sign liability waiver prior to entering the water. Another fine paddle hosted by:

Carter Caves State Park

344 Caveland Drive · Olive Hill, KY

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