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Postby davantalus » Oct 25, 2012 2:43 am

Some friends and I drove from southern California to the far north-eastern reaches of Nevada and Utah to play in some really nice caves about a year ago. Here's some of the highlights.

https://vimeo.com/50199851
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Re: Great Basin

Postby NZcaver » Oct 25, 2012 2:58 am

Nice work, Dave. :kewl: :clap: That last cave wet enough for you?
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Re: Great Basin

Postby agosnell » Oct 25, 2012 5:24 am

That is AWESOME!
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Re: Great Basin

Postby batrotter » Oct 25, 2012 6:18 am

Awesome!
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Re: Great Basin

Postby davantalus » Oct 25, 2012 12:25 pm

NZcaver wrote:Nice work, Dave. :kewl: :clap: That last cave wet enough for you?

Hahaha! I was honestly surprised that all of our lights (especially the big Fenix) made it out the other side.

It was a bit intense at first... but then you quickly got used to sucking the ceiling and it became a wonderland!
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Re: Great Basin

Postby GroundquestMSA » Oct 25, 2012 2:52 pm

I drove to the nearest library today to watch your video. I loved it. Thanks
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Re: Great Basin

Postby davantalus » Oct 25, 2012 2:58 pm

GroundquestMSA wrote:I drove to the nearest library today to watch your video. I loved it. Thanks


Glad it didn't disappoint you. That's one hell of a latency issue. ;)
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Re: Great Basin

Postby GroundquestMSA » Oct 25, 2012 4:10 pm

davantalus wrote:That's one hell of a latency issue. ;)


I assume you mean one of the two key elements that determine computer network performance and not the stage of psychosexual development following the phallic stage that extends from about the age of five or six to the beginning of puberty.

Yes it is. But it's not worth money I don't have, to buy better internet access so I can waste more time.

I've never been a good swimmer or become really comfortable in the water, so I struggle a bit when I have to start sticking my head under the water in a cave. During a recent survey I had just a few inches of arispace in a tight crawl and I started getting a bit anxious. So it was really enjoyable to get to see a cave that I myself may not have the guts to explore.
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Re: Great Basin

Postby NZcaver » Oct 25, 2012 10:08 pm

GroundquestMSA wrote:I drove to the nearest library today to watch your video. I loved it. Thanks

That deserves an A for effort. :clap:

I've never been a good swimmer or become really comfortable in the water, so I struggle a bit when I have to start sticking my head under the water in a cave.

You and me both.

I assume you mean one of the two key elements that determine computer network performance and not the stage of psychosexual development following the phallic stage that extends from about the age of five or six to the beginning of puberty.

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Re: Great Basin

Postby davantalus » Nov 3, 2012 3:55 am

Update!

If you're planning on going to the 2016 NSS Convention, then you too, could visit these sweet caves. :)
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Re: Great Basin

Postby Crockett » Nov 4, 2012 5:42 pm

Well done. The graphics over the sign at the open? Was the video dedicated to someone with that? Details?
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Re: Great Basin

Postby davantalus » Nov 5, 2012 2:20 am

Crockett wrote:Well done. The graphics over the sign at the open?

Thanks! :)

For the number of times I've stared at that scene, I never actually read more than what I expected to see in that sign! Looks like the sign actually says, "In memory of our friend J Riley Bembry". I'm pretty sure Riley was the owner of the nearby cabin and associated mines (see: The Evening Star Mine, Mojave) We just stayed the night there and that's where the video picks up.

Crockett wrote:Was the video dedicated to someone with that? Details?

I subtly dedicated it to my good friend Kevin (see credits). Unfortunately he never got to see it completed. :(

For a bit more background on our adventures and the voiceover allusions, you could also watch: https://vimeo.com/36160420
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