Bower Cave in CA, that once lead folks on to Yosemite

Post cave-related articles published in the mainstream media here. Please observe copyrights, posting only short excerpts with link to full article.

Moderator: Moderators

Bower Cave in CA, that once lead folks on to Yosemite

Postby Ernie Coffman » Aug 19, 2008 1:28 am

An interesting story on the infamous Bower Cave in California. Folks once stopped here before venturing on up into the mountains of Yosemite, is historically put together with pictures, as well as a fantastic historical account of this interesting cave. Gather this story up before it becomes history because of cyberspace eliminations. :cavingrocks:

http://mysierramountaintimes.com:80/?p=2368
Ernie Coffman
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
 
Posts: 1145
Joined: Sep 10, 2005 12:07 am
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
  

Bower Cave in CA, that once lead folks on to Yosemite

Postby Ernie Coffman » Aug 19, 2008 7:43 pm

It seems that a west coast caver had previously written most of this article, so guess this is a lot of plagerized stuff, which shouldn't happen. :doh: The pictures might be the authors, but not most of the story, sad to report. :yikes:
Ernie Coffman
NSS Hall Of Fame Poster
 
Posts: 1145
Joined: Sep 10, 2005 12:07 am
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
  

Re: Bower Cave in CA, that once lead folks on to Yosemite

Postby SarahDee » Jun 21, 2011 3:01 pm

It is a fascinating cavern/grotto - wonderful to think of all the folks dancing down there on a wooden dance floor, while the band played on the bandstand, high above. Don Burnham wrote a very cool song about it, which I put to video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12pLciGn ... re=related

Passes to the entrance of the cave are available for free from the National Forest Service just out of Groveland, but entry to the cave itself is super restricted.
SarahDee
New Poster
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Jun 21, 2011 2:49 pm
  

Re: Bower Cave in CA, that once lead folks on to Yosemite

Postby rjack » Sep 28, 2020 5:05 pm

Is this cave accessible at all? By permit?

As far as I can tell the diving exploration ended decades ago.
rjack
Occasional Poster
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Feb 11, 2010 11:35 am
  


Return to Caves, Caving In The News Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot]