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Postby Smeg » Nov 22, 2011 6:50 pm

So I just recently went on my second caving trip and have been officially hooked.

Both trips have been to a cave in north west Georgia called Byers Cave. The first trip I probably bit off more than I could chew. Apparently Byers is not a good beginners cave and I learned that the hard way. I told myself I wouldn't do that again but a few months passed and I was itching to go back. The second time around I was prepared for what lied ahead and really enjoyed myself.

I want to really explore Byers cave and possibly others in the future. From what I have read about Byers cave the group of guys I have been going with are going about it the hard way by rappelling down the pit to get to the big room and then ascending out of the same spot.

Hopefully I will meet some people and find a grotto to join one I get more familiar with everything. There is so much info here and I have not even scratched the surface.

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Re: Newly addicted!

Postby Phil Winkler » Nov 22, 2011 7:30 pm

Welcome to the forum and to organized caving! It's the world's greatest indoor/outdoor sport.
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Re: Newly addicted!

Postby MUD » Nov 22, 2011 7:48 pm

Phil Winkler wrote: It's the world's greatest indoor/outdoor sport.

Wouldn't that be underdoor? :tonguecheek:
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Re: Newly addicted!

Postby mabercrombie » Nov 23, 2011 12:19 pm

Smeg I just pm'd you.
I'm a caver that lives down the road from you in Trenton.
Im Marty Abercrombie
and I approve this message
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Re: Newly addicted!

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Nov 23, 2011 3:33 pm

Welcome to TAG caving, Smeg! When you get tired of Byers, there are another ~14,999 caves nearby to explore.
"Although it pains me to say it, in this case Jeff is right. Plan accordingly." --Andy Armstrong
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Re: Newly addicted!

Postby MUD » Nov 23, 2011 6:42 pm

Jeff Bartlett wrote:Welcome to TAG caving, Smeg! When you get tired of Byers, there are another ~14,999 caves nearby to explore.

:woohoo: I really need to move down there!
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Re: Newly addicted!

Postby tncaver » Nov 23, 2011 8:08 pm

Cavemud wrote:
Jeff Bartlett wrote:Welcome to TAG caving, Smeg! When you get tired of Byers, there are another ~14,999 caves nearby to explore.

:woohoo: I really need to move down there!
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Yes, Cavemud. You do need to move to TAG. I can keep you busy digging on blowing cave leads (those fun drilling kind) for quite awhile. Plus I've got three good sized caves that need surveying, and I have access to some properties with some TAG Classic Caves and Pits worth visiting. I'm sure there are lots of willing customers for your cave equipment business here in TAG as well.
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Re: Newly addicted!

Postby Herman Miller » Nov 24, 2011 11:16 am

Welcome to the forums.

Your very lucky living in TAG already, some of us strive to make it there for years...I just applied for another job in alabam.
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Re: Newly addicted!

Postby Tito the Turtle » Nov 24, 2011 6:22 pm

HOMIGAWD me too me too me too me too!! I've only been caving this semester and I really don't believe I'll ever stop. :cave softly: :cavingrocks:
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Re: Newly addicted!

Postby Smeg » Nov 28, 2011 9:38 pm

Thanks for the replies.

I guess I will consider myself lucky for being in this area. Hopefully I will get to explore many of the great places around here with some help of those here!
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