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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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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Kennamer Cave

On January 15, 2018, Tracy, Layne, and I went to Kennamer Cave in Jackson County, AL.  This was my third trip into Kennamer, but the first trip was led by someone else, and the second trip was a surveying trip that did not go very far into…

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Blue Spring Cave

On March 25, 2017, Tommy, Jenny, Layne, Tracy, and I took a trip to Blue Spring Cave in Tennessee.  We camped out the night before, which is always pleasant with good friends.  This was our second trip to this cave, and we decided to try to make…

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Kennamer Cave

On February 25, 2017, I took a trip with the Huntsville Grotto to Kennamer Cave in Jackson County, AL.  This cave is just a few minutes from my house, but this was my first time going to the cave.  Actually, I guess we tried to go to…

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Byers Cave

On February 4, 2017, I went to Byers Cave in Georgia with the Huntsville Grotto.  The hike to the cave is a fairly steep climb up the ridge, but it’s not too bad.  The temperature at the entrance was very warm, which was nice for an early…

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Bluff River Cave

Bluff River Cave in northern Alabama was a surprise: it was much nicer than we expected. Which was even funnier because we had actually been here before but couldn’t remember much about it. So, on September 25, 2016, we took a trip up to Bluff River to…

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Bluff River Cave

On September 25, 2016, Layne, Tracy, and I took another trip to Bluff River Cave.  I had been to this cave once before, but I’d really forgotten how pretty it is.  The cave has a little mud slide at the entrance, and there’s some stream walking, but…

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Herring Cave

On September 10, 2016, I took a caving trip with the Huntsville Grotto.  We planned to go to one private cave, but we couldn’t find the landowner to get permission, so we headed to Herring Cave in Madison County.  It’s an easy walk from the road to…

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Perkins Cave

On July 9, 2016, we took a trip with the Huntsville Grotto to Perkins Cave in Alabama. This cave is on private property and requires a bit of a hike down the mountain to get to it. There wasn’t much to the cave until we got to…

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