The following is a true story, only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Caves
















This summer the family made it out on several caving trips. In Sept we took some friends with to the Hodag hunt (group pic) at Crystal Cave in Wi. Our group had 4 adults and 6 kids. The kids loved it but it was hard to keep track of all of them. In Oct Gunnar and I went to Kreuger cave. This was the first real challenge I've experienced. The cave was very small and had two very tight spots that required exhaling just to get myself through. The reward was well worth it,the Calypso room opens to standing height and is filled with features and a pit that drops 30 feet to a pool. Recently I toured Mystery with a group of 6. We went through the Straddle galeries to the jump off, a 60 foot pit that requires some different techniques to safely pass over. It wasn't difficult but the penalty would be severe in the event of a fall. We also did the culverts. These were a bitch to go through. It's hard to describe but I was dripping sweat after only a few minutes. Can't Wait to get back underground

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