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Postby riverrat68 » Feb 6, 2012 6:57 pm

My mother lives in the Kingsport, TN area and we visit often. Are there any good caves in that area? I know about Worley's but see much karst landscapes and sinks. I have visited Appalacian Caverns and done the wild tour. That has whetted my appetite for caves that must be in that area.

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Re: East Tennessee Caves

Postby Scott McCrea » Feb 6, 2012 7:29 pm

Look up the Mountain Empire Grotto. They cave in that area all the time. And, yes, there are hundreds of caves around Kingsport and the Tri-Cities. MEG knows where they all are and they are always looking for new, excited cavers to show around.
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Re: East Tennessee Caves

Postby riverrat68 » Feb 6, 2012 7:34 pm

I'm not especially "new or excited" as I have caved since the 80's. I just have not caved much in that area. Thanks for the info Scott!
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Re: East Tennessee Caves

Postby Scott McCrea » Feb 6, 2012 8:06 pm

New to them, you are. New blood can invigorate cavers, sometimes.
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Re: East Tennessee Caves

Postby riverrat68 » Feb 6, 2012 8:15 pm

Agreed! I am excited now! Thanks Scott!
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