On July 31, 2009, guests Mark and Steven Howell and Philip Fucaloro,
claimed the grand prize. This was the Howells' third stay at ArdPark Cabins.
Excited and determined to win the contest, the guys took off for a great hike
in the national forest and came back winners. For their dedicated effort, the
Howells received a gift certificate worth 2 nights for 6 guests at the cabin of
their choice, 6 ArdPark t-shirts, 2 Cabela's Mini Multi Tools and a $30 Bass
Pro gift card. Great job Steven, Mark and Philip!! The cave contest is not all
Steven and Mark won. A stray kitten appeared at the All American during the
Howell's cabin visit. Much to Steven's happiness and surprise, mom and dad
later agreed to give the kitten a new home. Steven named the little girl "Yo
Yo" and she became part of their family on August 7, 2009.
Steven and Philip
On October 23, 2009, guests Judy Haase and Doug Baldus, accompanied by their 5 anxious
dogs, embarked on an afternoon hike in the Mark Twain National Forest in search of the
cave. This was Doug and Judy's first stay at
The Pines cabin but they are not strangers to ArdPark. They have twice enjoyed the privacy
and riverfront beauty camping at the Courtois Cabana. Judy was very excited to go find the
cave and she and Doug did just that. Doug said Judy made all the right decisions about which
paths to take (but we're not supposed to let her know that)! How impressed we were to
receive news that their mission was successful on their first try! In addition to having a
wonderful time, Doug and Judy claimed a $50 ArdPark gift certificate, a $10 Bass Pro gift
card and a Cabela's Mini Multi Tool.
Judy and her Dogs
Doug and his Dogs
ArdPark and Yo
Yo remains a
part of their
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Caleb and Dan
Caleb and Mack
Jessica, Dan and Caleb
Dan, Jessica and Henry
Close Up of the Cave
Official Notice at Cave
On May 12, 2012, Caleb Hunter, and his sister and brother-in-law, Jessica and Dan
O'Gorman, proudly broke the 2 year stalemate and found that cave! Caleb and his wife, Mary,
returned to ArdPark this year with family and friends to celebrate their 5 year wedding
anniversary. In 2011, Caleb, Mary, and their young son, Caleb, Jr., searched for the cave but
their short journey was unsuccessful. Caleb, Jr. was just too tired to continue. To the
contrary this year, with the little guy at home, the group of 8 set out on their quest early
Saturday morning. While most of the gang gave up early and returned to the All American
cabin, Caleb, Jessica, Dan, and their respective dogs, Mack and Henry, pursued and
conquered! It took about 2½ hours to accomplish their mission, Caleb said. An awesome
time was had by all on their hike in the Mark Twain National Forest. Caleb sent us some
great pictures, including a close up of the cave entrance and the official notice that resides
there. These might help make it easier for our future cave lookers! For their fun and effort,
Caleb, Jessica and Dan won a $50 ArdPark gift certificate and a $10 Bass Pro gift card.
Wonder how they will split their prize? Congratulations Caleb, Jessica and Dan!!
Click here, then scroll to the bottom of the page to check out the
cave contest details.