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Postby caveevac » Sep 21, 2015 12:51 pm

have been reading your forum for a while, helpful! thanks you!!!!! just a beginner but trying to learn and be safe! thanks for all the help everyone, dan howitt.
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Re: hellos from dan howitt

Postby CaverScott » Sep 22, 2015 8:16 am

:waving: :waving:
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Postby msharitt » Sep 22, 2015 8:20 am

Welcome, have fun and be safe! :waving: :cave softly:
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Re: hellos from dan howitt

Postby Adventuresque » Sep 22, 2015 9:04 am

Hi Dan
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Re: hellos from dan howitt

Postby caveevac » Oct 2, 2015 11:01 pm

Thanks !

Do you feel underground tunnels below cities are "caving" ? I know a few people who do this. Some are old and unused from decades ago. Illegal. But they still do it. They're like, "I went in here, and ended up in this side of the city way far away".
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Postby NZcaver » Oct 4, 2015 2:50 pm

Not technically "caving" (caves are natural, not man-made), but exploring tunnels and disused mines etc is popular with some cavers too. New York City has lots of abandoned tunnels and aqueducts for the intrepid urban explorer. Or so I hear. :wink:
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Postby trogman » Oct 4, 2015 11:54 pm

I still recall as a child of about 11 or 12 exploring the drain tunnels underneath the sprawling metropolis :big grin: of Hattiesburg, MS. This was well before I ever actually did any real caving, but it was quite an adventure for me and my friends, hiding out and smoking cigarettes away from the prying eyes of civilization. I wonder now if this was not an early manifestation of the caving obsession that I only discovered later in life.

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Postby ohiocaver » Oct 5, 2015 2:12 pm

Cleveland Grotto has, for decades, been a leader in "sewering" as we call it. As noted, NYC and other towns have extensive systems. Paris, France is another. In the post-911 world it has become a bit problematic in our area to do much sewering. However, it used to be the go-to event when a visiting cave dignitary came to town as Cleveland has few caves of any size.
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Postby CaverScott » Oct 6, 2015 8:21 am

One of my First 'caves' was exploring the steam tunnels under the University of Florida. Wow, that has been a bit! :yikes:
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Re: hellos from dan howitt

Postby caveevac » Oct 16, 2015 9:26 pm

Incredible about all of these stories. Adventurous people. I hand it to you!
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Re: hellos from dan howitt

Postby CaverScott » Oct 19, 2015 10:30 am

Dan - Are you near one of the NSS Grottoes? :bat sticker:
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Re: from dan howitt

Postby caveevac » Jan 24, 2016 4:35 am

CaverScott wrote:Dan - Are you near one of the NSS Grottoes? :bat sticker:


hei caverscott
i'm not near any of the nss crottoes. but your website is awesum. the accounts are incredible.
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Postby ohiocaver » Jan 24, 2016 1:26 pm

You've gotta be within striking distance of a grotto...unless you're in Siberia. Where are you located? We'll find you one.
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Postby caveevac » Jan 24, 2016 2:03 pm

ohiocaver wrote:You've gotta be within striking distance of a grotto...unless you're in Siberia. Where are you located? We'll find you one.


Traveling around tho. Probably Mobile, Alabama soon.
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Postby ohiocaver » Jan 27, 2016 8:20 pm

Wherever you go (even if you're just visiting and looking for cave-minded people) hit:
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