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Posted: 8/20/2006 11:22:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2006 11:34:49 PM EDT by MEI2757935]
So I finally got to go Spelunking this weekend. My friend and I left out on Saturday morning and got back late Sunday night. We camped at a nearby site...and overall we had a great time.

Only bad thing was we had a few too many beers and forgot to put our food away before we went to sleep. Damn racoons stole my food. Needless to say...I was hungry when I got back. My bad. Here are a few pictures.

-MEI

Langdon's Cave


Main entrance crawl. Approx. 2-3 feet of headspace.


Me obviously having way too much fun.


My buddy Steve sitting on a ledge...about a 20-25 foot drop below him.


Formations



Mauk's Cave


Main Entrance


Cave Wildlife


Crawl Space


Pit 4 of 4


Pit 3 of 4 (Pain in the ass because there are no holds approx. 9 feet deep)



Sorry for the poor quality pictures. It's hard to take decent pictures in total darkness with these cheap digital cameras.

At the end of the day we were both a muddy mess...and it was one of the most fun trips i've been on in a long time.
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 11:26:44 PM EDT
these pictures are HUGE!! pretty cool though. i think i'd freak out if i was stuck in there.
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 11:31:58 PM EDT
Obviously you hadn't seen Descent yet....




Link Posted: 8/20/2006 11:32:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2006 11:34:02 PM EDT by FishKepr]
Very cool, and you're braver than I am, but you might want to resize those pics for those of us who don't have 35" monitors.
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 11:32:52 PM EDT
Dude, have you not watched The Descent?!
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 11:36:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
Very cool, and you're braver than I am, but you might want to resize those pics for those of us who don't have 35" monitors.


Resized them...but I think they are still a little too large. Sorry guys.

-MEI
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 11:37:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Florg:
Dude, have you not watched The Descent?!


Nope sure haven't...people kept asking me that. Is it any good? I assume it's about caves.

-MEI
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 11:38:49 PM EDT
Looks like it was a pretty good time
Link Posted: 8/20/2006 11:42:01 PM EDT
If you guys take a look at the pictures entitled "Crawl Space" you will notice a shinny object under my friends right leg at the knee level. His knife fell out without our knowledge and he got stabbed in the side of his hip as he continued downward. Not a bad cut...but could have been worse. Good thing I had my first aid kit with me.

Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:01:58 AM EDT
Did you see any humanoid bat-mutant people? (Descent)


j/k I would like to try it one day...
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:15:37 AM EDT
Makes me claustrophobic just looking at it.

Big, black holes scare me....and I blame this entirely on my prom date.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:20:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
Makes me claustrophobic just looking at it.

Big, black holes scare me....and I blame this entirely on my prom date.



Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:33:57 AM EDT
Those pictures are too small, can you make them bigger?
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:36:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
Makes me claustrophobic just looking at it.

Big, black holes scare me....and I blame this entirely on my prom date.


Link Posted: 8/21/2006 1:22:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 1:28:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Where is this?


Southern Indiana
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 3:40:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2006 9:01:35 AM EDT by VACaver]
Only two of you went? Not a good idea.

Four people (minimum) is generally the rule when caving. If someone gets hurt, someone can stay behind while the other two go for help.

Contact a local caving club and learn to cave correctly...and safely.


IM me and I'll be glad to steer you in the right direction.



Link Posted: 8/21/2006 3:49:25 AM EDT
What's the minimum number?

Only time I've gone, it was three of us.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 3:57:00 AM EDT
Four is best. If someone gets hurt, one person can stay with the victim while the other two go for help.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 9:29:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/21/2006 9:30:29 AM EDT by MEI2757935]

Originally Posted By VACaver:
Only two of you went? Not a good idea.

Four people (minimum) is generally the rule when caving. If someone gets hurt, someone can stay behind while the other two go for help.

Contact a local caving club and learn to cave correctly...and safely.


IM me and I'll be glad to steer you in the right direction.





Yes it was only two of us that went. We filled out the proper permits which let everyone know where we were and exactly what time we should be out of the cave. Not the best...but the best I could do at the time.

While there we both joined the Harrison/Crawford County Groto. We bumped into the Vice President and he was very helpful with information. They do caving trips once or twice a month as groups. He also owns a sporting goods store with a "Spelunking" section. Sells the items to members at cost. Pretty cool.

-MEI
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 9:33:00 AM EDT
Glad to hear it! You'll enjoy caving with a grotto and will learn a lot.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 9:51:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 9:52:58 AM EDT
you sir, have much larger testicles than I
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 9:59:10 AM EDT
you are absolutely insane....I didn't even see any bread crumbs....
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 10:00:40 AM EDT
For some reason, Lemmiwinks comes to mind
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 10:00:46 AM EDT
Looks fun. I have only been caving once, way back in Jr. High. It was a lot of fun and I ahve always wanted to go again.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 10:31:52 AM EDT
I used to go caving at Chimney My in the Adirondacks. Great times. Some of the holes we went into were knid of small so I'm not sure I could get into them anymore . Also I was always amazed at the ice in the caves when you got deep enough.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:15:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CFFUTS23:
you are absolutely insane....I didn't even see any bread crumbs....




Yeah no bread crumbs. Damn racoons took off with all my food.

Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:26:59 PM EDT
Better the food than the beer though...
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 10:22:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tdome:
Better the food than the beer though...


The AR would have come out at that point...



Besides...I drank it all prior to bed time.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 10:24:45 PM EDT
ccol!
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 10:44:01 PM EDT
Looks like fun! But i'd be too chicken to try that out ... especially after watching the movie Descent.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 11:01:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2_of_5:
For some reason, Lemmiwinks comes to mind


"Boys, I doubt Mr. Garrison ever said...uh...'Eat penguin shit you ass spelunker,' m'kay..."
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 12:14:28 AM EDT
I thought only BATMAN went Spelunking!?!
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 5:03:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bodie:
I thought only BATMAN went Spelunking!?!


Sssshhhhhh! They'll hear you!
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