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Contents: Alpine Karst 2004, Volume 1 -- New Cave Gate at Cathedral Cave (Buzzard Cave) / Shari and Preston Forsythe -- Hoover Connection / James Wells -- Regional Expedition Reports: Trip to Mores Branch Cave, Taney County / Ben Miller -- Mammoth Cave: March Expedition, March 18-20, 2005 Expedition Leader: Joyce Hoffmaster -- 2005 Expedition Calendar.
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CRF NEWSLETTER Volume 33, No.3 established 1973 Send all articles and reports for submission to: William Payne, Editor 5213 Brazos, Midland, TX 79707-3161 The CRF Newsletter is a quarterly publication of the Cave Research Foundation a non-profit organization incorporated in 1957 under the laws of Kentucky for the purpose of furthering research, conservation, and education about caves and karst. Newsletter Submissions & Deadlines: Original articles and photographs are welcome If intending to jointly submit material to another publication, please in form the CRF editor. Publication cannot be guaranteed, espe cially if submitted elsewhere All material is subject to revi sion unless the author specifically requests otherwise For timely publication, please observe these deadlines: February issue by December 1 May issue by March 1 August issue by June 1 November issue by September 1 Before submitting material, please see publication guidelines at: www.cave-research org NEWSLETTER STAFF: Content Editor: William Payne, w Layout and Photos: Ralph Earlandson, Mailing: Bob Hoke, Cave Research Foundation Cave Research Foundation Board of Directors President Chris Groves, Treasurer Roger Smith, Secretary Pat Seiser, t Hamilton Valley Director Pat Kambesis Peter Bosted, Mick Sutton, Joel Despain, Rick Toomey, Richard Maxey, Bernie Szukalski Operations Council Barbe Barker (Guadalupes), Scott House (Ozarks), Janet Sowers (Lava Beds), Dave West (Eastern), John Tinsley (SequoialKings Canyon) For information about the CRF contact: Dr Chris Groves Hoffman Environmental Research Institute Department of Geography and Geology Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY 42101, phone 270-745-5201 Donations to CRF should be sent to : Roger K Smith, Jr., CRF Treasurer 3669 Singleton Terrace Frederick, MD 21704 2 Alpine Karst 2004, Volume 1 Editor: Tina Oliphant Copy editor: Red Watson $16.00 The first issue of Alpine Karst was published thirty years ago as a mimeograph newsletter. It was limited to 100 copies, had 32 pages and was mailed out in the summer of 1975. A second issue of35 pages went out in the winter of 1976. Both issues concen trated on alpine caving in Montana with a few articles about alpine caving in other parts of the U S These early issues contained some maps but no photographs. In the summers of 1977 and 1978 two more issues were put out by Jim Chester and Ron Zuber. These issues both raised the quality of the newsletter tremen dously They included cover black and white photo graphs and numerous photographs and maps inside. They were also much larger at 48 and 64 pages respec tively and they expanded the coverage of Alpine Karst to areas outside of the United States Now comes the best Alpine Karst publication yet! Published in late 2004 it quickly sold out and went into a second printing With a color cover, many black & white photographs, fold out maps, twenty five arti cles, 130 pages, and over twenty different authors this book is a must for any caver who has ever been inter ested in the exploration and study of Alpine Karst ar eas anywhere in the world. Includes 13 articles about the exploration of Mon tana caves ; also stories from Austria, Canada, Califor nia and Utah. Also included are : Ultra-light Single Rope Techniques for Alpine Caving, Colorado's High est Caves, and Breakthrough Alpine Caving Wetsuit. Alpine Karst is a publication of the Alpine Karst Foundation, a non profit corporation incorporated in Montana ( COVER PHOTO: Hoover Cave has recently been connected into the Mammoth Cave System, through Wildcat Dome in the Hobbit Trail East area of Roppel Cave. The cover photo, taken by Gary Berdeaux, shows a gypsum curl in Katie Jane Way of Hoover Cave. The connection story including other photos by Gary Berdeaux, be gins on page 6.


3 New Cave Gate at Cathedral Cave (Buzzard Cave) By Shari and Preston Fonythe This cave is located behind and below the Floyd Collins Home in the cliff line directly above Pike Spring on the Green River. In March, 2005, the Mam moth Cave Restoration Group hauled steel down to the cave in preparation for the CRF April Expedition bat cave gate project. Rick Olson coordinated the project and Dave West and Pat Kambesis helped with the planning to get the CRF support we needed. Roy Pow ers and his assistant Will Whiteside constructed the gate. On Saturday April23rd we worked from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Glenn Ridgeway, Preston Forsythe, and Rick Olson traded off using the cutting torch. Glenn put in many back breaking hours measuring and cutting the steel, but he sometimes let Preston and Rick relieve him for awhile. Anne Elmore took photos of the entire job. It was interesting listening to Roy talk about all of the gates he had built. Over the two-day project 25 cavers from CRF, Dave Foster, and a friend from the ACCA, as well as Mike Beer, a long time park volun teer, were on hand to do whatever was asked of them. On Sunday we worked from 9 a m. to 2 p.m. and the gate was completed. The gate is approximately 6 feet wide by 7 feet tall with a couple of pieces of steel ex tending 12 feet to one side to block the passage. This is a "state of the art" bat gate and the design is ap proved by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service Let me tell you, this was real work. Everything had to be carried down the scenic, sometimes steep trail that we thought the Collins family built to take tourists down to the cave It was not easy carrying all of the oxygen and acetylene tanks, two Miller welders, welding leads, a generator, the very long and heavy cables for the generator, a 5 gallon gas can, tool boxes and more down the hill to the cave entrance. It was even harder carrying everything back up at the end of the job. One unused piece of 4 inch wide angle steel 3 / 8" thick by 20 feet long had to come back up We cut that in half. Many people stayed around until the gate was completed and everyone helped haul all of the gear and equipment up the hill to the vehicles. It was a great group effort and it would have been very difficult without all ofthe support. Now, the Rafinesque Bats can enjoy the cave un disturbed by occasional canoeists on the Green River or hikers from the Dennison Ferry Day Use Area. We actually saw a Pip go through the new gate. Rick Ol son said that approximately 150 Rafmesque Bats use Cathedral Cave during the summer months along with a few Pips. Stan Sides gave us the following information on Cathedral Cave: The original name for the cave was Buzzard Cave After L. P. Edwards at Great Onyx began advertising Great Onyx as being electricity lit, by a Delco generator, Dr. H. B Thomas ran a single electrical line to Buzzard Cave. You can still see one or two of the power poles. He advertised Floyd Collins Crystal Cave, and added you could see an electrically lit cave for free! Buzzard Cave was renamed Cathedral Cave. You would walk down to Cathedral Cave and walk in a short distance for free to the glare of several bulbs, but only after you had first purchased a ticket to Crystal Cave which was not electrically lit. This was in the late 1920's and early 1930's, but long before the rural electrification program brought power to the re gion The following cavers participated: Rick Olson, Roy Powers, Will Whiteside, Preston Forsythe, Shari Forsythe, Glenn Ridgeway, Anne Elmore, Dave West, Karen Willmes, Joyce Hoffmaster, Gary Collins, Mike Crockett, Alan Wellhausen, Gordon Birkheimer, Boris Hysek, Cheryl Pratt, Andrea Croskrey Dan Henry Alicia Henry, Bill Baus, Jimbo Helton, Karen Cald well, Thor Bahrrnan, Bill Wilder, Dave Foster, an ACCA friend, Mike Beer and Cherie McCurdy Collins Crystal Cave Ticket Office, April 2005 The National Park Service is working on the Crys tal Cave Ticket Office An I-beam has been inserted under the building and work is in progress rebuilding the 1920 style wrap-around porch with treated wood As much of the original wood as possible, especially cedar posts, will be reused. Drainage work uphill of the ticket office is designed to solve the main problem of the old building. Historic pictures of the office show it once was high off the ground, but poor drainage over the years under filled the building until the porch and foundation were rotting on the ground. No major work is scheduled on the Collins Home this year ac cording to a park maintenance person. Work was done on the Floyd Collins Home roof last year


4 Cathedral Cave Gating Project Photos by Shari and Preston Forsythe Carrying down the generator to the entrance. Left to right : Preston Forsythe, Rick Olson, Boris Hysek a/Chi cago Gary Collins, Will Whiteside (RoyPowers' welding partner). Left : Roy Powers tak e s a turn at welding the gate on Cathedral Cave Right: Roy Powers and Rick Olson work on the gate on Cathedral Cave.


5 Hoover Connection By James Wells At five minutes to midnight on March 19th, 2005, a group of cave explorers from the Cave Research Foundation (CRF) and Central Kentucky Karst Coali tion (CKKC) connected the surveys of Hoover Cave to the Mammoth Cave system. Hoover Cave was discovered in September, 2003, by Alan Canon and James WeIIs. An epic mapping trip the next day by Dick Market, James WeIIs, John Feil and Seamus Decker took the survey from the entrance for 150 stations and 2500 feet through Athena Trail consisting of various crawls and canyons, to a walking passage, Katie Jane Way. This passage ap pears to be the upstream continuation of Yahoo Ave nue in Roppel Cave, part of the Mammoth Cave sys tem While not quite a large trunk passage, Katie Jane Way was just right for exploring and mapping, being mostly walking passage with very little breakdown Katie Jane Way was mapped for over seven thou sand feet in three subsequent trips, but to the west ended in breakdown without connecting to Roppel Mammoth. A side passage named Three-Bears Can-Bill Walter and James Wells in Katie Jane Way, Sep tember 2004. Photo by Gary Berdeaux yon was mapped by BiII Koerschner and Dick Market to a pit caIIed Papa-Bear Pit. Dick Market led an aid climb up the far side of the pit which led to walking passage for a few hundred feet to a narrow, blowing crack. In 2004, several planned Hoover trips were washed out due to rain. Instead, crews climbed and mapped leads in the area of Hobbit Trail and the S Survey in Roppel, as these areas were close to poten tial connection points such as Three Bears Canyon One climb near Wildcat Dome led to 1180 feet of pas sage and a near-connection, but ended in breakdown. On another front a low crawl off Arlie Way was pushed by several crews to another near-connection, so close that crews in Hoover and Roppel were easily able to establish a sound connection through hammer taps during a September, 2004, Hoover photo-trip. On March 19,2005, a crew of Alan Canon, John Feil, Dick Market and James WeIIs went in with high hopes this being the first mapping trip in Hoover in over a year. The cave was known to be within 100 feet of Roppel in the upper level beyond Papa-Bear Pit, and this was the primary objective. At the beginning of Three-Bears Canyon Alan and James started to map Three-Bears Canyon to the south while John and Dick went to look at the narrow, blowing crack past Papa-Bear Pit. The passage be came narrow but continued weII enough, until Alan and James bagged the survey by design after 22 sta tions to go find the others, leaving a going lead At Papa-Bear Pit, James and Alan waited just a few minutes until John appeared at the top of the far drop. He and Dick had opened the blowing crack and descended to walking passage, which went 150 feet to the top of a drop into a large dome This was very likely one of the big domes in Hobbit Trail East, in Roppel. Okay, time for a little math The 150-foot rope in Papa Bear Pit went down one side, wiggled around the floor, and then went back up the other side. Ifwe cut off everything lying on the ground, leaving both sides of the pit rigged would it be enough? Dick and John were not so sure. Should we puII a rope behind us, which would cut us off from any rescue? This was not the greatest habit. We just had to make sure we had enough rope Leaving just enough rope for the near (Hoover En trance) side climb up the pit, Alan cut his rope, and he and Dick puIIed it up after everyone was up the far side Meanwhile John and James scurried along to


start the survey. After we mapped down the climb below the crack and a few stations along, the riggers passed the mappers with a big bundle of rope Surely that would be enough. James and John arrived at the pit after nineteen stations to find the pit rigged. Dick was equipped, since he had been hanging out setting bolts at the lip of the drop. He got on rappel and descended. We lis tened "Guard Rail!" A joke, no doubt, evocative of the 1972 connec tion where the crew came to a guard rail of a tourist trail. We knew there were no guard rails, nor real tourist trails, in this part of Roppel. "Come on Dick, stop fooling! Where are you?" "Wildcat Dome!" "Are you sure?" "YES!!!" Wildcat Dome in the Hobbit Trail East area of Roppel Cave. We had found the connection! 6 After mapping a side passage to get a little more done, we all rapped down into Wildcat Dome and set about searching for a Roppel station. The old W17 from 1983 was located and tied in. At that, we added 360 miles to the Hoover Cave system, which is now estimated to be 362.5 miles long. Although Hoover Cave now connects to the Mam moth Cave system, the entrance is a very long under ground travel distance from Mammoth Cave National Park, and the entrance cannot reasonably be used to gain access to any parts of the cave system that are within the park. To date, the Hoover Cave project participants have been: Gary Berdeaux, Jim Borden, Shanna Bor den, Ann Bosted, Peter Bosted, Tom Brucker, Alan Canon, Jim Currens, Seamus Decker, John Feil, Bill Koerschner, Dick Market, Ryan Moran, Tony Pugh, Bill Stephens, Bill Walter, James Wells and Peter Zabrok The photos 011 this page show gypsum flowers in Katie Jane Way. Hoov e r Cave. B y Gary Berd eaux.


7 I REGIONAL EXPEDITION REPORTS I Trip to Mores Branch Cave, Taney County by Ben Miller Mores Branch Cave is a wilderness cave located in Taney County Missouri on USFS land We had originally stumbled onto the report of this cave in the MSS cave files while doing work for the Taney County Cave Snail Project for CRF The report caught our attention by the fact that the cave was said to be 100 feet deep and have a 30-meter pit located inside the cave. A 30-meter pit inside a cave in Missouri is a pretty unusual thing as we had recently seen in Brock Cave in Barry County where a supposed 39-meter pit turned out to be much closer to 39 feet deep. But it was in a scenic area so we decided to attempt the cave as any chance to do vertical caving in Missouri is rare and almost always interesting The fIrst time we attempted to map the cave was during the fIrst week of January 2005. When we woke the morning of the trip it was downpour conditions outside. However we persevered and decided to still give it a shot, banking on the fact that the cave should be high up on a ridge and relatively dry (or so we thought). We arrived at the trailhead with packs amply loaded down with vertical gear and ropes We suc ceeded in making the 3-mile trek to the area where the cave was supposed to be located and with some mod erate amount of searching found the pit entrance The pit was indeed up higher on the hill but with the 4.5 inches of rain we were receiving, the pit had several strong rivulets of water running directly into the pit. We were prepared for polypro and jeans caving, and this clearly was going to need more than we had. It was decided amongst everyone that the conditions were such that there was no conceivable way to stay warm and survey the cave. So we took our entrance photos along with GPS locations, and turned around and started back in frustrated defeat. The cave gods were not smiling on us that day and before they relented we hiked an additional 1.5-2 miles out of our way on the return hike It was this dubious defeat that caused Andy Lerch and me to return a month later to once again attempt this cave. We were loaded down with vertical gear in much heavier packs as we had lost a member of our original crew and thus lost a sherpa The hike only took an hour this time as we hiked directly to the cave entrance. The weather also cooperated this time, al lowing for amazing views on both sides of the trail. At the cave conditions were quite different too; the cave entrance this time was bone-dry and very negotiable. It was decided earlier that the cave should be rigged fIrst and then the survey completed, so that all potential hazards were known, and dealt with, from the start. We dropped down the fIrst small 13 foot drop and then slid under a small ledge, and entered an elongated room about 40 feet long, 15 feet wide and varying from 3-9 feet in height. Just inside the cave was a small slumped -in spot where a very narrow crack led down into blackness this was not hu manly enterable Just past this we climbed over a flowstone dome and a much more dramatic and deep depression was reached. Ifwe looked down this at the correct angle it was possible to see that indeed this was a very deep hole. But since the pit looked so tight, we decided to check the rest of the cave for any other possibilities By crawling through a small hole on the left underneath some flowstone, another medium sized room was reached, which had some nice large stalag mites. These appeared to be untouched, but like the fIrst room any draperies or stalactites available had been vandalized, supposedly removed many years before for a local's flfeplace. No pit was found in the last room so we started to rig the tight drop in the flfSt room. Unlike most Missouri pits, this one was a surprisingly easy rig off of some large dry columns located off the side of the pit. Andy thought that he might take the flfSt try at the pit. As Andy started down he noted that the pit was deeper than we had originally thought, as more of the drop came into view. He also reached a hei nous squeeze about 15-20 feet down This squeeze was vertical and only about 10-11 inches. Normally if this had been horizontal it would pose no real problem, but when bulky vertical gear is added to the equation it makes the squeeze nearly impassable There were two possible holes that would allow ac cess ; Andy had been attempting to go through the hole on the right side of the pit to no avail. He came back up stating that it was a little unnerving down there and wanted me to try it, yippee.. So, I got on rope and started down to the super-squeeze My fIrst try was futile, getting me wedged almost immedi ately. I got myself out of this and decided to attempt the hole to the left, which actually appeared smaller. I was able to get much further down this time but was still getting wedged in by my chest ascender and rappel device I decided to take the chest ascender off for the time being and then at-


tached my Stop to my short cows tail, thereby extend ing the rappel device up to my shoulders and giving my hips much needed space This time I was able to slowly make it through the squeeze and into a highly decorated chamber just below the squeeze This "chamber" was created by a very large column, 3 feet thick and 12 feet tall, which had formed along with several other stalagmites to make a false floor with 2 dark menacing holes leading through to the main body of the pit. As I dropped through the false floor the passage immediately opened into a large domed pit close to 70 feet tall, forty feet lengthwise and about 15-18 feet wide. Waterfalls could be heard splattering onto each of the four very large spatter mites on the floor. As I slowly rappelled into this great pit, pristine grayish-white flowstones began to appear on the walls of the dome, one of these being nearly 45 feet from top to bottom. The further I rap pel led down the pit the nicer the view became I passed what appeared to be a side passage, coming in about 25 feet off the base level of the pit. As I reached the bottom I shouted up to Andy to let him know I was still alive and that I was going to look around a little As I got off rope I dropped down a ledge and skirting another beautiful spattermite made my way down to what appeared to be a passage. A small rivu let of water comhined from all of the waterfalls and made a tiny stream that flowed down slope and into this apparent passage. With dreams of another pit, with this stream cascading over the lip, I made my way into the side only to discover that it entered a joint much too small for any human entry, a bitter reality check that we were indeed in Missouri. One unique thing about the alcove was the fact that the walls were entirely coated in upturned directional popcorn point ing up the dome So maybe there is more cave some where that is just inaccessible to us. Discovering that the dome did not seem to go, I went back to the rope and yelled up to Andy that I was going to come part way back up the drop to get survey gear to try and somehow solo-survey this magnificent dome Luckily a 20-foot piece of webbing was just long enough for Andy to lower the survey gear and tape. Getting the gear, I changed over and headed back to the base of the pit. After completing the one shot Andy could help with from the top I began to survey the base of the drop and complete the now complex profile. Andy, who up to this point had been hearing all the ooohs and aaahs com ing from the pit decided to give the super squeeze another shot. With much grunting and cursing Andy finally announced that he had indeed gotten through. He gradually made his way to the base of the pit and we rejoiced in the magnificent cave we were in. Now that Andy was down we could complete 8 a true, accurate survey of the pit and get the depth of the cave. Shooting a couple of splays, we quickly fm ished up the iower portions of the pit. One of the more interesting features was that the flowstone, gravel, and clay fill all had hundreds oftiny bones scattered about as well. One rimstone pool on a big spattermite con tained a pile of very small bones nearly 3 inches deep collected in the center. As I finished up sketching, Andy climbed up to the large ledge 25 feet off the floor to check out the possible side passage. Surpris ingly it went, so I fmished up drawing and headed on up to survey this new side To reach this side passage it was necessary to get off rope at a large ledge and then skirt around the edge of a big orange spatter mite This movement had to be even more careful after noticing a snake skeleton exposed and partially encased in flowstone. After shooting into the passage I had a chance to get my bearings and was astounded by the beauty I was completely surrounded by. Pure white flowstone coated nearly everything in sight, small drip pools on the floor contained cave pearls in abundance, and the passage height had gone from 5 feet to 45 feet as well. Climbing up a few rock ledges we reached an even more pristine area where we were forced to never touch the floor due to the delicate na ture of the passage. By chimneying a few feet up we passed more pale gray spattermites and entered what we would call the Rimstone Realm. Throughout this area the floor is covered by white rimstone dams that appear fuzzy from the large amount of pool spar coat ing them. Cave pearls 2 inches in diameter were also noted in this area. This allied up to a dome 45 feet tall which had a white rimstone covered spattermite roughly 6 feet across, which had rimstone terraces out to the walls. The passage for us ended here but a pos sible passage was noticed another 20 feet up where the largest column in the cave, 4 feet thick and 15 feet tall, resides We did not attempt to climb up to this, as we were worried for any possible damage we might create by accidentally knocking down rocks or materials / mud falling off our boots and onto the flowstone floor. Finishing up the survey we headed back out of the passage and each made our way up to the top of the pit. Surprisingly, the squeeze in the pit was much eas ier going up and turned out for us to be trivial. Arriv ing at the top of the pit we fmally had time to sit back and absorb what all we had just seen and done. The cave had definitely challenged us but at least rewarded our efforts. Overall Mores Branch ended up being 118 feet deep with the pit being 85-90 feet. There is a small amount of survey in the upper portion left but the cave is expected to be around 400 feet long. Hope fully this cave will remain in this pristine state with its remote location and good "nerd gate" at the squeeze.


9 Mammoth Cave: March Expedition, March 18-20, 2005 Expedition Leader: Joyce Hoffmaster The most notable event of the expedition was the connection of Hoover Cave with Roppel. We were greeted Sunday morning with a message on the white board that read "We hope you have all enjoyed your caving trips in the Hoover-Roppel-Mammoth System." We were also blessed with unseasonably warm weather to end winter (yeah!) and usher in spring. A total of37 people participated in the expedi tion. Nine parties were fielded. A total of 1,574 ft of resurvey and about 2,700 of new survey were accom plished. A party of six returned to the Rope and Pits area of Unknown and split up to polish off Orange Pitty and continue resurvey of the Rope Pit Trail. They resur veyed 866 feet and corrected several blunders from previous surveys. A party returned to Abo A venue to continue the resurvey for 115 feet. They took the left hand lead at the junction where the previous survey party ended. Surveying is slow due to narrow convoluted passage containing much popcorn. A party went to the north side of the river to locate Doyle Cave and ridgewalk. They found and surveyed 2 other small caves for 52 feet of new survey but did not get as far as Doyle is marked on the map. They noted that the ridges are very steep. A party returned to the area off Silliman's with a sectional ladder to check a high lead in another attempt to connect with the area where a labeled rock was dropped on a trip at New Year's. The ladder worked well but the lead soon became too small for anyone on the party to continue. A party went to Cruella de Ville in Roppel and knocked off several leads in this unappetizing area. A party returned to the Freedom Hall area to tie up some loose ends and close loops from the survey done at Thanksgiving last. They achieved 198 feet of resurvey. Another party went to the St. Mark's area ofRoppel for a long trip that netted lots offootage. They sur veyed 80 stations before stopping in going walking passage 15 feet high by 6 feet wide The Hoover party successfully connected to Wild cat Dome in Roppel. They surveyed 615 feet. A party did an evening trip in Stan's Well to con tinue work in the crawlway beyond Quicksand Dome. This was the first expedition I have ever run that I can say I enjoyed. Everyone was exceptionally helpful and had the initiative to do what needed to be done without being asked to. lowe a special thanks to Carl Tucker for all the great food and Rick Hoechstetter for custom omelets for breakfasts. Shirley Fox and Debbie Holbrook were immense help around camp. Matt Goska was invaluable in figuring out the scanner. Bob Ward was wonderfully flexible on the key transfers and especially when I forgot the radios in the EL of fice. Thanks to Rick Olson and Matt Mezydlo for helping get the radios back. Rope & PitsJeffrey Crews, Andy Free, Mike Freeman, Roger McClure, Gregg Holbrook, Steve Ormeroid; Abo Aveoue Dick Maxey, Amy Crews, Judy Ormeroid Ann Kensler; North Shore Small Caves Matt Goska, Cheryl Early, Tammy Richardson, Janice Tucker; SiDimao Aveoue Charles Fox, Daniel Greger, Pete Rogers, Randy Schriber ; Cruella de ViDe Pete Zabrok Peter Bosted, Heather Levy; Freedom Trail Bob Lodge Rick Hoech stetter, Chris Hoechstetter; St. Mark's Bill Koerschner, Matt Mezydlo, Bill Stephens; Hoover Cave James Wells John Feil, Dick Market Alan Canon; Stao's WellStan Sides, Gary Berdeaux Norman Warnell. Saltpeter vats on the Historic Tour of Mammoth Cave Photo by Peter Bosted.


10 2005 EXPEDITION CALENDAR Before attending any expedition you must contact the expedition leader as trip sizes may be limited. Failure to contact the leader may prevent you from attending the expedition as the trip may be full. e Pit. Probably camping at Meramec State Park ADDRESS CORRECTIONS If you have changed phone number (Le., area code split), e-mail address, or have moved, please send your inCormation to: Phil DiBlasi POBox 126 Louisville, KY 40201-0126 THE CRF WEBSITE Contact your operations manager Cor the user id and password Cor the members-only section oCthe site.


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Contents: Alpine Karst
2004, Volume 1 --
New Cave Gate at Cathedral Cave (Buzzard Cave) / Shari
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Hoover Connection / James Wells --
Regional Expedition Reports: Trip to Mores Branch Cave,
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Mammoth Cave: March Expedition, March 18-20, 2005
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2005 Expedition Calendar.


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