2009 Western Regional

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2009 Western Regional

Postby cavedoc » Aug 24, 2009 5:21 pm

The Western Region of the NSS will hold its annual meeting at Wishon Camprground in central California on September 12-13. There will be opportunities to explore the Kings River Geological Area and the caves of Twin Lakes. There will be a fund raising dinner for the Western Cave Conservancy, our annual business meeting, and the annual auction to support the Cal Caver. More information and a reg form available at:

http://www.caves.org/region/western/meeting.html

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Re: 2009 Western Regional

Postby David_Weaver » Aug 25, 2009 1:48 pm

Roger,

I mailed my registration this morning.

Can you tell us a little about the Kings River and Twin Lakes caves? Are they vertical? How close are they to the campground?

Thanks!

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Re: 2009 Western Regional

Postby cavedoc » Aug 28, 2009 1:53 am

The KRGA caves are smallish, around 500 feet, mostly vadose canyons that have become exposed as the canyon wore down. they are 90% horizontal. There is one vertical if someone wants to bring gear for it but there is only one room at the bottom. Fun little caves to explore.

Twin Lakes caves are a little different. Meander cave is just that. Entrances at the top and the middle. A littel squeezy at times. 1-2-3 cave is more walkable, sometimes. Several entrances. The cave itself is barely within the mass of rock there. Very pretty white marble with sections of pink and even blue. It's a fair drive from the campsight and then a very pleasant 3 mile hike to the caves. Best to leave early if you're going there but it can be done as a day trip.
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Re: 2009 Western Regional

Postby captnemo » Sep 20, 2009 2:15 pm

I've posted pics of the event at http://captnemo.smugmug.com/Caving/Western-regional-2009 Sorry no cave pics- just did some sight seeing. You can see Dave Bunnell play with his balls though. :rofl:
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