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staying cool in a cool place

Post by sradivoy » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:39 pm

Did some wild caving recently for the first time. It's a lot different from visiting a show cave. I highly recommend it if you're physically able. Here's an article I wrote for the Cleveland Grotto's latest newsletter describing my experience: http://clevelandgrotto.org/ClevelandGro ... 6303_1.pdf
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Re: staying cool in a cool place

Post by Don » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:08 pm

I recall entry into Mammoth Cave, where out of a rocky floor, headlamped muddy denizens of the cave emerged as if from nowhere...yes, it is a very different experience, and after going through a section in another cave that was called Fat Man's Misery, I realized I wasn't probably the body type that would excel at caving or rock climbing (at 6-3, and two hundred and plenty). The real challenge I think are the caves that involve scuba diving skills and equipment...lots of advanced planning, equipment logistics, juevos...
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Re: staying cool in a cool place

Post by Rand » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:52 pm

Don wrote:....another cave that was called Fat Man's Misery, I realized I wasn't probably the body type that would excel at caving or rock climbing (at 6-3, and two hundred and plenty).
Myeah.. demonstrating your best Floyd Collins impersonation would be bad...

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Re: staying cool in a cool place

Post by Don » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:26 pm

Good point Rand!
For those who've not been to Mammoth Caves, or have forgotten the lore recounted by interpretive naturalists, go to:
https://roadtrippers.com/stories/mammot ... yd-collins
for an accurate, if not humorous account!
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