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Hello, caver from Iowa over here!!

Postby pheonixduprese » Sep 15, 2010 5:31 pm

Hi, my name's Cole. I'm a semi-experienced caver, generally venturing out to Maquoketa Caves for some fun, although they're closed now. :(.

Anyway, I'm excited to join another forum, but I have to admit I might not post regularly. :(.

Thanks,
Cole
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Re: Hello, caver from Iowa over here!!

Postby Squirrel Girl » Sep 15, 2010 9:03 pm

Welcome to Cave Chat. I started my caving life in Maquoketa Caves, too! A longggggggggg time ago.
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Re: Hello, caver from Iowa over here!!

Postby Chads93GT » Sep 16, 2010 10:52 am

My wife took me there on our 2nd or 3rd date when we started dating. She lived in Eldridge, IA.
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Re: Hello, caver from Iowa over here!!

Postby Squirrel Girl » Sep 16, 2010 7:54 pm

Chads93GT wrote:My wife took me there on our 2nd or 3rd date when we started dating. She lived in Eldridge, IA.

I was born and raised in Davenport (and then Bettendorf) :big grin:
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Re: Hello, caver from Iowa over here!!

Postby JR-Orion » Sep 17, 2010 1:44 pm

Welcome aboard. I live just outside of the Illinois Quad Cities, and so far have done all of my caving in Iowa and southern Minnesota. There's plenty to see and do around here if you don't mind driving some. :bananabat:

I really miss Maquoketa Caves. I could get a quick cave fix after work, or nice and early on a weekend morning. Wye Cave seems pretty unique for this area.
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Re: Hello, caver from Iowa over here!!

Postby Chads93GT » Sep 17, 2010 3:41 pm

Speaking of which, are there any caves at the Mississippi Palasades State Park? I used to go rock climbing there back in college, before i got into caving. now that I am a caver as its too far to drive to go climbing, I have always wondered. I spent a little time there when I was at WEstern Ill Univ, but most of the time I stopped at cordova on friday nights to go racing at the 1/4 mile track there. Spent way too much awesome time at that track in my day, hehe.
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Re: Hello, caver from Iowa over here!!

Postby Squirrel Girl » Sep 17, 2010 6:57 pm

Chads93GT wrote:Speaking of which, are there any caves at the Mississippi Palasades State Park? I used to go rock climbing there back in college, before i got into caving. now that I am a caver as its too far to drive to go climbing, I have always wondered. I spent a little time there when I was at WEstern Ill Univ, but most of the time I stopped at cordova on friday nights to go racing at the 1/4 mile track there. Spent way too much awesome time at that track in my day, hehe.


If I recall, there were supposed to a couple very small crack-like caves there. I'm not sure I ever saw much there, though.

Hah, I used to spend my Sunday at Cordova. Sadly, my dad sold our race car before I was old enough to drive.
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Re: Hello, caver from Iowa over here!!

Postby Billy » Sep 20, 2010 7:27 am

Chad, trying to get you to climb is like pulling teeth. At MP, there was/is Upton's Cave, a small cave south of Mud Wall. Just east of the Sentinel on top there was/is a gated crevice. Many moons ago (mid-late 80's, it was unlocked and I rapped in, it appeared to be a joint-fracture formed cave, and in the limited time I was down there (maybe 30 feet, or a little farther), it seemed to peter out and I didn't find any leads, plus I had an impatient person on top.
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