Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

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Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

Postby KeyserSoze » Mar 23, 2012 6:06 pm

Mark your calenders for the 41st Speleofest. This year were Get'n Down Yonder in the Bluegrass. We have some new territory to explore so get on down to Kentucky this Memorial Day weekend.


http://louisville.caves.org/speleofest.html

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Re: Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

Postby MDiver429 » Apr 20, 2012 9:39 am

I think I am going to Speleofest but have never caved in Kentucky. I was curious what the caves are like, especially the ones with group leaders. This may sound stupid but are there any pits in Kentucky or are they mostly horizontal entrances?
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Re: Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

Postby Indymonkey » Apr 20, 2012 6:47 pm

MDiver429 wrote:I think I am going to Speleofest but have never caved in Kentucky. I was curious what the caves are like, especially the ones with group leaders. This may sound stupid but are there any pits in Kentucky or are they mostly horizontal entrances?


I have only been to one cave in Ky and it had several pits in it.
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Re: Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

Postby wyandottecaver » Apr 20, 2012 7:33 pm

mdiver,

The answer is there are plenty of both.
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Re: Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

Postby MDiver429 » Apr 21, 2012 8:56 pm

Thanks:) will you be going?
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Re: Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

Postby KeyserSoze » Apr 23, 2012 10:50 am

There will be a led trip to Fisher Ridge Cave which is vertical and is highly recommended. You need to be experienced in vertical caving techniques to do that trip. There are several led-to-entrance vertical trips offered also. I expect that Frenchman's knob pit will be popular over the weekend since it will be open by the SCCI for the first time in several years. Don't be afraid to come by yourself; it's a very social event with lots of stuff going on all weekend. Come check it out.
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Re: Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

Postby KeyserSoze » Apr 23, 2012 8:32 pm

Were really excited about the cave list at Speleofest this year. We will have led trips into some of Kentucky's BIGGEST caves, which include Ropple Cave (one of the best caves in Kentucky), Hidden River Cave, Fisher Ridge, Constantine Saltpeter, Thornhill, and Big Bat. There are many others to choose from also, including some brand new caves that have never been offered before.
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Re: Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

Postby Tunnelratt » May 2, 2012 10:47 am

My girlfriend, Tigger, and I will be there! Can anyone please give me an address or better yet GPS corrds? you can e-mail the info to me direct @ Tracy.Heinke@Pearson.com
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Re: Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

Postby Tunnelratt » May 2, 2012 11:27 am

:bat sticker: I need an address for the location of Speleofest 2012, PLEASE!!! :bananabat:

E-mail me at Tracy.Heinke@Pearson.com or tray.heinke@yahoo.com or even hit me up on FB at What Hole Did You Crawl Out Of?
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Re: Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

Postby MUD » May 3, 2012 7:21 am

:waving: Hello Tray! Here's a link ya may be interested in... http://louisville.caves.org/directions.html I may be there this year, hope to cave with ya again!
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Re: Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

Postby Roppelcaver » May 3, 2012 10:48 am

"Roppel" not "Ropple".
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Re: Speleofest 2012 in Kentucky

Postby KeyserSoze » May 20, 2012 10:11 pm

^^^^ duly noted
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FWI, you can check out the Speleofest facebook page for last minute updates. Feel free make comments or ask questions also.
http://www.facebook.com/events/264315956964322/
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