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Hello from Connecticut

Postby JessieMcPants » Dec 16, 2008 9:29 am

Hello all! I’m new to the whole concept of caving and looking for guidance on where to start. Any suggestions?
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Re: Hello from Connecticut

Postby NZcaver » Dec 16, 2008 11:27 am

Hi Jessie,

Welcome to the forum. If you read this in time, the Central Connecticut Grotto (CT's chapter of the National Speleological Society) is having their annual holiday party TONIGHT (Tuesday) in Farmington. All are welcome. Details here.

The CCG home page is www.ctcavers.org
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Re: Hello from Connecticut

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Dec 16, 2008 11:39 am

Hi Jessie, I'm a Connecticut native who didn't discover caving until moving to the Ozarks. There are definitely lots of wonderful places within a reasonable driving distance of you, and the first step is to get yourself involved with an NSS grotto. I believe the CCG also does fairly routine trips out of the northeast to some other interesting karst regions as well. Welcome to the board!
"Although it pains me to say it, in this case Jeff is right. Plan accordingly." --Andy Armstrong
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Re: Hello from Connecticut

Postby JessieMcPants » Dec 16, 2008 12:44 pm

Thanks so much! I wish I would have known about it sooner lol.
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Re: Hello from Connecticut

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Dec 16, 2008 12:47 pm

JessieMcPants wrote:Thanks so much! I wish I would have known about it sooner lol.


You're telling me! I'm from the New Haven area and lived in CT all my life. When I was 25, I moved to Arkansas, which is basically made of swiss cheese so far as I can tell. I lived here for 2 years without doing any caving; then, while visiting friends in Connecticut, they took me to Tory's Cave (which I believe is the only solution cave in CT). After coming back home to AR, it took me a month before I realized that, uh, I could totally be doing that here.

To think I wasted two whole years here, NOT caving!
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Re: Hello from Connecticut

Postby adleedy » Dec 16, 2008 6:44 pm

hello jessie,
Welcome to the forum :waving:
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