Department of Parks
Carter Caves Hosts Woods Lore and Tracking Weekend March 4-6
OLIVE HILL, Ky. – Step back in time to the 18th century, when American Indians and European Americans lived closer to nature.
Carter Caves State Resort Park at Olive Hill invites you to its Woods Lore and Tracking Weekend March 4-6. Learn some of the skills that were necessary for everyday life, and of the cultural sharing that has made our modern lives richer.
Guests will enjoy nature, tracking, culture and history in outdoor and indoor settings. Tracking and Woods Lore is for everyone interested in 18th century lifestyles, culture, wildlife and our natural environment. To learn more about our instructors visit www.trailsinclivinghistory.com Overnight packages are available.
Registration is required. Call the park at 1-800-325-0059 for more information and to make reservations.
The admission price is $25 for adults (ages 16 and older) and $15 for guests age 15 and younger. An overnight package is available for two adults is $84.99 plus tax for Saturday night and admission to the program. The price for one person is $59.99 plus tax. The campground will also be open for this event.
Carter Caves State Resort Park is located at 344 Caveland Drive in Olive Hill, Ky. The park has a lodge with a restaurant, cottages and campground. Besides cave tours, activities include hiking, swimming, boating and fishing.
The park is located off Interstate 64 at exit 161. Take U.S. 60 east. Go approximately 2 miles and turn left on KY 182 north. The park entrance is 3 miles from the left turn onto KY 182 north.
Agenda for March 4-6 Woods Lore & Tracking Weekend
7-8:45 p.m. - Grayson Room in Lewis Caveland Lodge
Welcome to the Park
Discussion on cultural sharing in the 18th century
Storytelling: “EASTERN WOODLAND INDIANS”
Demonstration of hunting techniques of the Eastern Woodland Indians
“DEM BONES GONNA RISE AGAIN” - Mental Skill with Skulls (Available all Weekend)
8:45-9 p.m. Break - Overview of activities
9-9:30 p.m. TRACKING WALK: “LISTEN TO THE DARK”—Attune your senses to nocturnal life
9-9:45 a.m. INTRO TO TRACKING, Grayson Room in Lewis Caveland Lodge
9:45-10:30 a.m. WORKSHOP: PAW PRINT IDENTIFICATION
10:30-12:30 p.m. TRACKING WALK: “NOSE TO THE BREEZE & EAR TO THE GROUND” (location to be determined).
12:30-2:30 p.m. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
2:30-4:30 p.m. TRACKING WALK (EASY TRAIL WALK) -Outside Activity
2:30-4:30 p.m. TRACKING WALK (MODERATE TRAIL WALK) - Outside Activity
5-7 p.m. DINNER ON YOUR OWN
7 p.m. SLIDE SHOW: IT’S ONLY NATURAL - EARLY NATURALIST AND NATIVE PLANTS USED IN APPALACHIAN CULTURE TODAY
9-11 a.m. Choose one of the following activities.
Option #1: TRACKING WALK (MODERATE TRAIL WALK) - Outside Activity: EMPAHSIS ON ANIMAL SIGNS & ANIMAL CALLING
Option #2: NATURALIST ACTIVITY - Inside Activity: SCIENTIFIC COLORING, TRACK MAKING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
11:30 a.m. REVIEW DEM BONES AND RECAP