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Kitty KAT (Kentucky Adventure Tour) VU3

Venture Unknown brings you a gentler take on the legendary Kentucky Adventure Tour, we affectionately have named the Kitty KAT. We've tamed one of the one of the Southeast's toughest routes to offer a journey that's just as memorable but accessible to more.

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Kitty KAT (Kentucky Adventure Tour) VU3
Kitty KAT (Kentucky Adventure Tour) VU3

Time & Location

May 16, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT – May 20, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT

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About the Event

Kitty KAT VU3

May Thurs 16-Sun 19

Introducing the Kitty KAT with Venture Unknown!

Venture Unknown brings you a gentler take on the legendary Kentucky Adventure Tour, affectionately known as the Kitty KAT. This version is tailored for adventurers who yearn to experience the serene beauty of Kentucky's landscapes without the intense challenge of "The Hards". We've tamed one of the Southeast's toughest routes to offer a journey that's just as memorable but accessible to more.

The Kitty KAT journey sticks to "The Mains," the main arteries of the original route, allowing you to soak in the scenic vistas, rolling hills, and lush forests Kentucky is renowned for. This journey is about enjoying the journey itself, with fewer winches, scrapes, and bangs, but plenty of beauty and adventure.

Whether you're new to overlanding or looking for a less intense but equally fulfilling adventure, the Kitty KAT is your gateway to the wonders of Kentucky. And for those who thirst for the full, untamed experience, "KAT UNLEASHED" awaits with all its rugged glory.

Join Venture Unknown on the Kitty KAT and traverse the beauty of Kentucky in a way that's accessible, enjoyable, and unforgettable.

Ride Itinerary

Day 1 Thurs 16th

RALLY DAY arrive at leisure (coordinates below)

Day 2 Fri 17th

830am Drivers meeting and full ride day

We will head counterclockwise on the KAT route towards the Red River Gorge. Mixed terrain, some pavement and some trail time. We will see NADA tunnel on this day!

Day 3 Sat 18th

830am drivers meeting and full ride day

Enter the absolute breathtaking Spaas Creek area. Shallow creek crossings galore!

Day 4 Sun 19th

830am Short drivers meeting

Wake up and enjoy Michelle's homemade banana bread, gratitude circle, and continue putting miles behind us. Still more beauty to see.

We will continue along the KAT until google pulls us off it and we head home around noon.

****The goal is to make our way around the route at our own pace. We will NOT even come close to finishing the 1200 miles. This would take appx 2 weeks. If interested in this type of adventure please message Sean

Daily routine

This is a true overlanding trip. Meaning we move camps everyday.

Wake up around 7am, cook breakfast, drivers meeting 830am,  wheels up at 9am everyday. Always bring your adventurous spirit. Stay preseent and in the moment!

Rally camp (Thurs 18th)

12 o'clock camp (Thats the name we gave the camp, its not the time :)

Exact coordinates will be communicated privately.

Difficulty

VU Level 3 (The Adventurer)

4x4 with specified rig requirements suggested (see rig requirements below), long seat times possible (appx 8 hours), pinstripes likely, long distance travels, wheel rash possible, body damage not likely

VU3 Rig Requirements

*33in all terrain tires minimum *MTs recommended

*2in lift required

*Full size spare required

*Recovery points required

*Recovery gear required

*Sliders required

*Skids required (factory is acceptable)

*Front and rear armor highly recommended

*Winch recommended

*Self sustained off-grid cooking and supplies required.

*Full tool set (lead will have tools as well)

*Spare CV axle is highly recommended

*GMRS radio required (loaners avail)

*Aux fuel recommended but not required

*****Adventurous spirit 100% required

Max rig count

10

Camping type

All camps for this adventure will be dispersed style camping. Meaning there are no bathrooms, running water, or electricity available at camps. Do not be afraid to ask questions leading up to this adventure or join us for a hands-on workshop prior to the ride. This is a REAL adventure and can be very rewarding when prepared properly. Self reliance is key!

What to bring?

Everything to be self-sustained for multiple days in the wild. This should include proper clothing for the season, footwear (water resistant boots recommended), food, cooking apparatus, trail snacks, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, rain gear, and most important the right attitude. Auxiliary fuel recommended but not.If you forgot something we will give you the shirt off our back but please plan ahead. Don't be shy, ask questions. We love to help people enjoy this hobby.

Communications

Before the trip

We will be available for any questions you may have. We can be reached by phone, messenger, or email.  Sean will also create a chat for all that are planning to come appx a week before the event.

During the trip

We use GMRS radios during our rides. We highly recommend this type of communications. If you need recommendations on what to buy we will be glad to help. If you aren't able to secure a radio for the ride, we will provide a loaner. We will use GMRS CH17 (462.600)

What's included?

You can expect Sean to use his many years running guided trips to help you adapt to being off-road in remote spots of the wilderness and ensure he has your best interest always at the forefront. We never leave a man behind. So if a mechanical failure happens there will be plans to help recover your rig. You can expect a welcoming community of folks that always welcome you to the fire and who knows maybe Sean will share his famous Mango Margaritas with you. You can expect a VU sticker that captures this adventure so you can look back and remember the fun! Michelle's delicious homemade banana bread will be served on the final morning at our gratitude circle (this is worth the cost) just ask anyone. Educational opportunities during this ride will include driving techniques, gear recommendations, communication and navigation lessons. We also will share a GPX file of our route that includes camps in the area. You also will have access to a trip photo album.

Cost

$200 per rig

Charity

10% of all ticket sales will be pledged to organizations that are working hard to bring communities together and make the world a better place.

Notes

*Arrive topped off with fuel

*Auxiliary fuel not required

*Please bring a bundle or 2 of firewood for the community fire

*Read over our code of conduct found under the policy of this registration

*By signing up for this adventure you are agreeing to our waiver..

**Check out all our adventures. We can personalize and plan your adventure**

**Due to planning and this registration holding your spot before anyone else, the experience is non refundable**

VENTURE UNKNOWN RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DENY PARTICIPATION ON OUR RIDES

Tickets

  • Kitty KAT

    Your ticket to ride the Kitty KAT. Get ready for a beautiful run through some of the most remote and beautiful parts of KY.

    $200.00
    +$5.00 service fee
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