After much deliberation, my cousin and I signed up for the Tar Kiln Trek. We weren't sure we liked the idea about wet gear being recommended; especially it being winter, but we figured we'd give it a shot.
It was a fun, but it seemed like they overbooked it.
After we caved and were back at the cars, Michael mentioned to the trip leader that we didn't know our way back to camp and needed to follow someone. He said, "Okay", then waited for us to change into regular clothes. All changed, we hopped into our vehicle then followed him to the gas station to fill up. We pulled up behind the trip guide at the pumps and commenced with the tanks filling. Walking inside we saw the the guide at the cashier paying his bill. When we stepped outside, he was gone! Gone!
Michael, in shock, said something to the effect of (PG version), "The suckers gone!!" Wide eyed, I stared in amazement at the empty spot where the vehicle just was not 2 minutes ago. Then I started to laugh at the logistics of our situation. Neither of us were sure how to get back, I didn't have my purse, both of us left our cell phones back at the cottage. Oh, the gloriousness of it all!!
Thanks to Michael's navigational prowess we managed to find our way back, with nary a scar.
The following cave description is taken from www.crawlathon.com:
Tar Kiln Cave: A BIG cave, with numerous entrances, just getting there is a challenge. You'll hike about 1/2 mile to the cave, and then you must make a lip-biting decision: how wet do I want to get. Wet gear is recommended, plus a change of clothes. This cave is on private property; the park has obtained special permission to visit the cave only during the CRAWLATHON. NOTE: This trip attempts to avoid as much water as possible. The cave is on private property and we have permission to visit the cave during Crawlathon Weekend only! Meets at Lodge; 25 miles of car travel round trip; Transportation needed.
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