Looking to visit a nicely decorated cave in WV

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Looking to visit a nicely decorated cave in WV

Postby Steve_S » Apr 25, 2017 10:55 am

Hey there cavers! Can anyone recommend a nicely decorated cave to check out in WV? Were headed down there Memorial Day weekend to do some caving and want to go somewhere really beautiful. Thanks!!!
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Re: Looking to visit a nicely decorated cave in WV

Postby GroundquestMSA » Apr 25, 2017 5:16 pm

Have you already been to any caves in the area you want to visit?
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Re: Looking to visit a nicely decorated cave in WV

Postby Steve_S » Apr 25, 2017 8:28 pm

GroundquestMSA wrote:Have you already been to any caves in the area you want to visit?

Hi, and yes we've been to a bunch down there. Bone-Norman, Culverson Creek, Friars Hole, McClungs, Paxtons, Hamilton and Trout, Sharps, and Boar Hole. I think that's it.
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Re: Looking to visit a nicely decorated cave in WV

Postby ohiocaver » Apr 27, 2017 12:03 pm

Have you been to the Great White Way in Norman? Definitely worth bringing a camera...
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Re: Looking to visit a nicely decorated cave in WV

Postby GroundquestMSA » Apr 27, 2017 6:56 pm

ohiocaver wrote:Have you been to the Great White Way in Norman? Definitely worth bringing a camera...


Norman has much nicer places than the GWW passage (which is a truly depressing place), but I hesitate to advertise their whereabouts. It is hard to recommend caves or passages both beautiful and accessible... most in that area are pretty degraded by now.
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Re: Looking to visit a nicely decorated cave in WV

Postby Steve_S » Apr 30, 2017 3:31 pm

ohiocaver wrote:Have you been to the Great White Way in Norman? Definitely worth bringing a camera...

No we haven't made it to the GWW yet. We may end up doing a thru trip and take a detour there. Thanks for the info!!
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Re: Looking to visit a nicely decorated cave in WV

Postby Steve_S » Apr 30, 2017 3:36 pm

GroundquestMSA wrote:
ohiocaver wrote:Have you been to the Great White Way in Norman? Definitely worth bringing a camera...


Norman has much nicer places than the GWW passage (which is a truly depressing place), but I hesitate to advertise their whereabouts. It is hard to recommend caves or passages both beautiful and accessible... most in that area are pretty degraded by now.

Its sad that most accessible caves have been trashed over the years. Up here in the northeast very few caves have escaped damage and vandalism. That's why we travel south so much. A friend suggested Elkhorn and Sinks of Gandy. So I'm trying to find info on those
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Re: Looking to visit a nicely decorated cave in WV

Postby ohiocaver » May 2, 2017 12:16 pm

Just curious: Why do you find GWW "depressing"?
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Re: Looking to visit a nicely decorated cave in WV

Postby GroundquestMSA » May 2, 2017 2:19 pm

ohiocaver wrote:Just curious: Why do you find GWW "depressing"?


Because I can imagine what it looked like once.
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