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Welcome to the Spring 2017 NRO/MAR
Co-hosted by the Central Connecticut Grotto and the Philadelphia Grotto
Indian Lookout Country Club, Pattersonville, NY
Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 4

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Introduction

This combined Northeast Regional Organization and Mid-Appalachian Region event will be held at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Pattersonville, NY. This location places you close to many of the area's finest caves.
 
For information on what to expect at an NRO, please see What is an NRO.pdf.  If you are new to caving, check out this guide to caving gear Caving Checklist.

Along with caving, there are non-caving activities in the area. See LocalActivities.pdf.

Registration

The registration form: NRO Spr 2017 Registration Form.pdf You may print it, fill it out, and bring it with you.  Forms will be available at the NRO/MAR

If you don't find what you are looking for in this page, please email the Central Connecticut Grotto info@ctcavers.org
Central Connecticut Grotto: www.ctcavers.org
Philadelphia Grotto: www.phillygrotto.org
Northeastern Regional Organization: caves.org/region/nro
Mid-Appalachian Region:  caves.org/region/mar

Location

Indian Lookout Country Club. The approx. address is 1142 Batter Street, Pattersonville (aka Mariaville Lake), NY 12137

Links to the Google map view of the site and area around it: https://goo.gl/maps/cpURePMyxAo 
Road maps, street views, and site maps: ILCC maps.pdf

Important! Dogs, cats, etc are not allowed on the site. Glass containers (drink bottles) are not allowed on the site. So, no pets, no bottled beverages.

Fees

Fees are subject to change

NRO/MAR registration: $11 
Child NRO/MAR registration: $4

Campground Fees:
Camping (ages 9 and older): $8 per night
Child Camping (ages 0-8) $4 per night
Saturday day fee for those not camping: $6. No day fee for non-campers on Friday and Sunday.
 
Other:
Guidebook: Included with registration!

Payment accepted in cash and check (checks accepted only from NSS members, make checks out to "Central Conn Grotto")

Meals

Saturday Breakfast: $6. Eggs, toast, breakfast meat, fruit, juice, coffee/tea

Saturday Dinner: $10.  Mexican chicken stew or vegetarian stew, stuffed peppers, jalapeno peppers. Polenta with olive tapenade. Chips and salsa. Ice tea.
 
Sunday Breakfast: $7.  Pancakes w/ real Vermont maple syrup, homefries, sausage, veggie bacon, fruit, yogurt, coffee, milk, and juice.

Site Info

Pets: Dogs, cats, etc are not allowed on the site.

Glass containers: (drink bottles) are not allowed on the site. So, no pets, no bottled beverages.

Camp fires: We will have one designated fire in the camping area. NO OTHER OPEN FLAMES ALLOWED! You can use camping stoves.
 
Bathrooms: Bathrooms and showers are at the NRO site.

Caves Open for NRO/MAR

All of the NCC caves will be open http://www.necaveconservancy.org/preserves.php?state=NY . Hopefully we will have organized trips visiting all of them. Merlin's cave is the only one required a certified trip leader; at least one trip is already planned.

The NSS owns 3 Preserves in NY. These will all be open and offer caving from beginner horizontal to advanced vertical. McFail's Cave requires trip leaders and we are planning on leading several trips of different length and difficulty.
McFail's Cave Nature Preserve https://caves.org/preserves/schoh/schohari.shtml
James Gage Karst Nature Preserve https://caves.org/preserves/jgage/jgage.shtml
Schoharie Caverns Nature Preserve https://caves.org/preserves/mcp/mcfails.shtml

There will be some limited access trips to several caves on private properties.

Northeastern Cave Conservancy (NCC) Auction

Please plan on attending the NCC auction, with proceeds going to the goals and projects of the NCC. Please donate items to the auction, preferably items of interest to most cavers, and of value, either new or used. Check out the NCC at  http://www.necaveconservancy.org

Saturday Evening Presentation

The Saturday night program will be a presentation by Emily Davis and Mike Warner on their recent research trip to study Fijian free-tailed bats and map the only known maternity colony.

Schedule of Events - subject to change

Friday, June 2

2 PM Site opens
4 PM Registration opens
   

Saturday, June 3

7:30 am-9:00 am Breakfast by CASQUE (Quebec)
All day Caving
All day Vendors
morning Vertical Practice
6:30 pm-8:00 pm Dinner by Kay Rising and crew
7:30 pm NCC auction
9:00 pm Presentation by Emily Davis and Mike Warner on their recent research trip to study Fijian free-tailed bats and map the only known maternity colony.
 

Sunday, June 4

7:30 am-8:30 am Breakfast by the Vermont Cavers Association (VCA)
Morning Vendors
9:00 am NRO business meeting
All Day Caving
2:00 PM Site closes to non-staff
4:00 PM Site closes to all
   

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