What You'll Get
Without caves, the earth would not have a mouth to voice its opinions or loudly sigh at people rollerblading on its face. Excavate the earth's teeth with today's Groupon for a caving adventure trip from Cave Now. Choose between the following options:
- For $150, you get a weekday trip (a $409 value).
- For $200, you get a weekend trip (a $409 value).
The intrepid guides at Cave Now lead expeditions through breathtaking underground worlds of waterfalls, caverns, and cave creatures. In groups of five to 10, explorers clamber and climb through one of two captivating caves. Burrowed in a nook of the Cumberland Plateau, Lost Creek Cave garners family-friendly horizontal level I difficulty status, meaning that cavers, unlike bunk-bed residents, spend most of the tour walking upright, with minimal time spent stooping, crouching, or crawling. This cave is guarded by a 65-foot waterfall that adventurers can explore from top and bottom, and the cave's belly bears a small running creek, another waterfall, Confederate mines, and small, spidering passages. Indian Grave Point Cave, at horizontal level II, requires a bit more climbing, crouching, and sliding than does Lost Creek, and ventures into large, underground rooms. In this cave, visitors ogle intricate cave formations from many different levels and are given the option to climb a 20-foot rope ladder to translate ancient declarations of love in the patterns of the rocks below.
Cave Now provides trekkers with a head-lamped helmet, gloves, knee pads, and a small backpack to carry their provisions, such as an extra sweatshirt, an ample water supply, a fortifying snack, and an extra set of rock-gripping paws. Meanderers should be sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, heavy-soled boots (if possible); long, loose-fitting pants; and a long-sleeved shirt. Bringing extra clothes to change into can ease surface reorientation, as can breathing through a snorkel for the duration of the trip.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Must be 15 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.