Eastern Kentucky Cache Event
Kentucky Trio would like to invite everyone at ArkGeo to an event in Eastern KY. Here is the information...
Everyone, Mark your calendars!!!!!! October the 20th, 21st, and 22nd is the "Big" Geocaching Weekend Event in Hazard City/Perry County. The event is going to be called "The Hazard City/Perry County Tour." I, Kentucky Trio, and other members of The Big Sandy Area Geocachers, am working with The Hazard City/Perry County Department of Tourism to host this "Big " weekend event.
We will be hiding 45 to 50 caches, some of which will become permanent on October the 21st, 2006, for you to log. These caches will be located around some places of historical significance to Perry County and Hazard City as well as other places of significance, interest and/or scenic areas so bring your cameras to take a lot of pictures. We will have prize caches with the prizes in them or cards with prize on them with a number. You get the prize that corresponds to that number.
We will hopefully be having some Travel Bugs in the caches for you to pickup and log as finds. If the Jeep Company sends me some green jeeps, there will be some green Jeep TB's in some of the caches.
We are currently working on having a coin made for the event which will be available by preorder or at the event. Extra T-shirts will also be available at the event. There will be a small entrance fee for a geocaching team of $10.00 per geocaching name. Example; a family that goes by one name will just pay $10.00. For each 10.00 registration fee, we will give you a t-shirt made for this event, possibly a coin, and a goody bag from local businesses in the area. We will also be asking those that are interested in coming to the event to start preregistering on September the 1st,2006 so that we may get an estimated count of who will be attending or who plans to attend the event. If you register after October the 1st, the registartion fee will be $15.00. If you do not register between September the 1st-October the 1st or between October the 2nd-and October the 20th, you can register at the start of the event.
To register for the big Hazard Geocaching Event in October, please send me by email or mail, your real name, geocaching name, address, home phone number with area code, number of people in your party--how many children and adults, where you plan on staying for the event or the weekend of the event, and when you plan on coming into Hazard for that weekend to my private email at rmm879 (at) windstream (dot) net.
Remember, the cost for the registration is $10.00 per geocaching name before October the 1st and $15.00 after that. You may also register at the event for a cost of $15.00 but we would prefer that you register before the night of the event so that we will know approximately how many to expect in attendance.
Those wanting to send the information by snail mail or send their registration fee in early may do so at this address;
aka Kentucky Trio
319 Cole Avenue
Hazard, Kentucky 41701
Also, please post on the event page that you will be attending.
We are also working on getting those that come to the event discounts at
some of our local hotels, discounts for staying and eating at The Buckhorn
State Resort Park Lodge. We are also working on getting discounted rates for those that want to camp at the Buckhorn State Resort Park Campground. There may be some available camping spots within the county that would not usually be used for camping, some with electric and some without. We are working on that.
Combs Motel (Steve Combs - Manager)
1616 North Main Street
Rates: $46.20 single (tax included)
$52.80 double (tax included)
Days Inn (Paul Weaver - Management)
359 Morton Blvd.
Rates: $44.05 single
Daniel Boone Motor Inn (Walter Chenault - Manager)
90 Boone Ridge Road
Rates: $40.00 single (tax included)
$45.00 double (tax included)
Hazard Hotel (Geraldine - Manager)
200 Dawahare Drive
Rates: $63.46 double (tax included)
$55.09 king (tax included; contains a day bed)
Heated indoor and outdoor pool
Reno's restaurant located inside hotel.
Recently remodeled/recarpeted rooms
Super 8 has just committed to giving us a room rate of $48.50 +tax for a
single room and $55.00 for a room that is a little bigger thatn the regular
Hampton Inn just committed to us. They can give anyone a room that wants to stay there for $79.00 per night for a single room and $89.00 per night for a double. Our Hampton Inn is equipped with a heated indoor pool, hot tub, exercise room, HBO, free hot breakfast, and has internet capabilities for your laptops. When you call to make a reservation, just tell them that you are a geocacher and are coming for the big geocaching event.
Buckhorn Lodge at the Buckhorn Lake and State Resort Park is offering a
package for geocachers the weekend of our big event. It will be $95.00 per night for a single room and $70.00 per person for a double occupancy per night. This package also includes or will include Saturday Night dinner and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.
All you will have to purchase on your own is Saturday breakfast and lunch
and Sunday night dinner or your meal on the way back home. Provided for you will be a dinner Friday Night and a lunch on Sunday afternoon starting at 12:00noon
Buckhorn's Address and Toll free number is
Buckhorn Lake and State Resort Park
4441 Ky Highway 1833
Buckhorn, KY 41721-8434
I just got off the phone with the Perry County Judge Executive and he has
given permission for anyone that wants to use some of the ground on The
Perry County Park to camp in a tent or trailer may do so in a specified
area. There is electricity hook ups in this area but he cannot guarantee
that they work. He cannot guarantee you will have electricity. There is also
the Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park Campground which is about 45 minutes to an hour away but still within Perry County. It is down a long and winding road. A little closer to us is Carrs Fork or Carrs Creek Lake Campground which is the next county over but is a little closer to us.
The event will start on October the 20th, 2006 with registration being from
6:00-8:00p.m. in The Perry County Park at the Senior Citizens Building (log cabin) in their banquet hall. Also on that evening, we will be treating you to a wonderful dinner catered by one of our local restaurants. That will go on until the last cacher is fed.
On Saturday, October the 21st, 2006, at 8:00am, all cachers will report to
the parking lot of this senior citizens building to get the coordinates to
all the caches in the county. You will be able to cache all day Saturday,
Saturday Night if you want to, and Sunday until 12:00 noon.
On Sunday, October the 22nd, 2006, all cachers will cache until 12:00noon. Then, they will meet back at a specified location where they will be served a small meal. During this time, prizes and awards will be handed out. The event will be scheduled to end about 3:00pm.
October is a great time of the year, especially here in the mountains.
Leaves are changing colors, wildlife is stirring, the air is cool, not real
hot, and the nights can get really cold. While here for this event, we do
not want you to just cache but enjoy the scenery, wildlife, and what the
mountains of Eastern KY has to offer.
Keep checking back to this website caching page as I will add details as
they become available.
For more information contact: John at The Department of Tourism for Perry Co.//Hazard City at john (at) perrycountytourism (dot) com or me, Kentucky Trio at rmm879 (at) windstream (dot) net.