Dark Skies & Cave Hikes
October 21 - 23, 2022
Pickett State Park
Did you know there's an International Dark Skies Park in Tennessee? Did you know there are towering natural bridges, spectacular rock formations, and caves there too? Only 2.5 hours from Chattanooga, this park is the perfect destination for a cavewoman adventure!
Enjoy guided hikes and wonder walks, fireside storytelling, and stargazing in Astronomy Field
Take time to reconnect with nature and your self
Camp with a few "cavewoman comforts" such as warm meals, showers, and equipment-sharing opportunities for first-time campers
Soak in the wonders of autumn ~ cool mornings, colorful leaves, and cozy fires
Explore caves and rock formations via easy and moderate hikes (optional)
Sleep under a canopy of stars close to the New Moon, an ideal time for stargazing
Enjoy free time by the lake, or rent a canoe for a fall foliage float!
Camping for 2 Nights
Friday & Saturday Dinners
Guided Activities & Fire Circle
Campstove for boiling water
Transportation to Park
Cavewoman Dinner Menu
*Most ingredients will be organic*
*Vegetarian options available*
Friday: Soup & Grilled Paninis
Saturday: Campfire Nachos
We will camp at shared campsites at the state park. Campsites have a water spout, but do not have electricity. Showers and restrooms are within walking distance.
You will need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag, and camping supplies. Some supplies are available for borrowing, but please confirm this with me before you register.
We will camp rain or shine. However, in the event of forecasted severe weather, The Cavewoman Way reserves the right to cancel the event. If the event is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded.
Our agenda will include a blend of scheduled activities (such as guided hikes, fireside storytelling, and stargazing in Astronomy Field) and free time. During free time, you can hike, nap, rent a boat at the lake, or whatever else you'd like to do! (Boat rental availability is determined by the park, and is subject to weather and water levels).
Photos from Retreat Park
All photos in slideshow were taken at Pickett State Park!