Eudy Cave

On January 1, 2019, we rung in the New Year with Tommy and Jenny and a few other people with a trip to Eudy Cave, AL.  I had been to Eudy once with the Grotto, but it had been almost four years earlier, and I remembered nothing…

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Blue Spring Cave

Blue Spring Cave in Sparta, TN, just keeps calling me back.  At 40 miles long, this cave is the longest cave in Tennessee, the 10th longest in the United States, and currently the 44th longest cave on the entire planet.  Like all long caves, it’s probably still…

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Unterstein Cave

Unsterstein Cave is fascinating to me because it’s the biggest cave I know about that has been discovered since I moved to Alabama.  In the 21st Century, it’s tempting to think that everything on the planet has already been discovered.  But when it comes to caves, at…

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Norway

The mountains of Norway host glaciers, bright blue-green lakes, and expansive views. I can’t wait to explore more of this beautiful country.

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Skytop Basin

The summer of 2018 was a whirlwind of travel.  From the end of June to the end of September, work would have me going from Ohio to Seattle to New Orleans to Georgia and to Philadelphia, while personal travel would see me driving to Montana and flying…

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Hambrick Cave

On July 9, 2018, I went kayaking with some people from the Huntsville Grotto to Hambrick Cave on Guntersville Lake.  There is generally a large colony of gray bats that spend live in Hambrick Cave and fly out at dusk over the lake.  The cave is about…

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Stephens Gap

On June 3, 2018, I went to Stephens Gap Cave with Alexander.  We bounced a pit called Pipeside near Stephens Gap, then hiked up to Stephens Gap and rappelled down into it.  These were my first vertical caves with my new Mitchell climbing system, and I was…

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Guntersville Lake

Over the weekend of April 20, 2018, Tracy and I did some hiking at Guntersville Lake.  There is some nice walking at Murphy Hill and the Cutchenmine Trail along the lake.  I wanted to work on getting some photos, and these are just nice, relaxing trails.

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Kennamer Cave

On January 21, 2018, Tracy, Jenny, and I took another trip to Kennamer to try find my way for a through trip.  Since the week before we had been turned back at the first climb while entering from the bottom entrance, we decided this week to start…

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