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Old 01-12-2007, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any cavers?

Or Speeeelunkers for you uppity types.

I'm not talking about a guided tour with the multi-colored lights.

I'm talking about the covered head to toe in mud, don't forget the way out, aching wrists and knees at the end of the day type caving.
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Old 01-13-2007, 12:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Used to do it back when I was in college. Thinking about getting back into it.


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Old 01-14-2007, 08:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Any cavers

I was a cave diver for a few years (mostly in Florida). I got stuck twice, it was pretty frightening but I didn't give it up until my dive buddy took off with all my gear after his divorce. I tried dry caving but that's a little too strenuous for me.
Stay safe down there!
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I got every now and then... not a really regular thing though.
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Used to go about every weekend for about two years. Loved it, very exciting. biggest cave i have ever been in was mapped at a little over 6.5 miles, only open 1 day a year for a clean up.
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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We've got quite a few caves here in Montana, some have ice in them year round. I would'nt call myself a caver but I explore one every chance I get. Use good headlamps and carry plenty of batteries and bulbs!
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I haven't been in any caves yet but i live in the gold country and i've walked through a couple of old mines.
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Here where I live Jackson County, Alabama there are supposedly more caves per square mile than anywhere else in the USA. I am not gonna swear by that though. It is just what I hear from people that do cave all the time.


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Old 01-16-2007, 04:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've been a few times. I've been through Tumbling Rock (Alabama), Petty John (La Fayette, Georgia), and Cumberland Caverns (Tennesse). The only one that was commercialized was Cumberland, but there was wild cave tour that you still had to be able to crawl and climb to go.
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I haven't been in any caves yet but i live in the gold country and i've walked through a couple of old mines.
When I lived in CA, my caving group was always heading out to somewhere either east or northeast of Sac because there are so many caves in that area. There are also a lot of abandoned mines.

More people are hurt or killed in abandoned mines than in natural caves. Sometimes it isn't because the ore ran out that the cave was abandoned.
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