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InvisibleLucidDream
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Caving with The Duck
    #2459103 - 03/22/04 01:26 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Fellow Shroomerite ToiletDuk went caving with me today, and I have to give him credit for going, cause he knew I'd drag him through trackless woods, up and down steep hills and sheer bluffs and into hidden grottos in secret caves that few people have ever seen.

We went to my favorite caving ground, an area with literally 200 caves in just a couple square miles. We were going to dig open a hole I found a couple years ago, but someone moved my hole, dammit. I hate it when that happens.

So we visited several known caves, one of which slimed me head to foot with mud before I got six feet. We headed for greener pastures. Our final stop was a little-known cave with about a thousand feet of passage that connects to another cave with several miles of very challenging passage, including several pits, large walking borehole, and over a thousand feet of belly crawl over sharp rocks in a stream.

Duck hardly whimpered all day, though it was fairly rough going. It never ceases to amaze me that he's still willing to follow me into the backwoods hollows of middle Tennessee. He knows I'm crazy. :eyemouth:

We're going back Saturday. We'll be taking pics this time. We'll post some.  :cool:

'Twas a great day, Duck.


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: LucidDream]
    #2459595 - 03/22/04 09:29 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

If you're not making that up (well, even if you are), it sounds like a lot of fun. I've never been in a cave w/out a guide, but I still really enjoy getting to peep all of the geological/biological features you don't get to see aboveground. Post pics.


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: Che_Night_Soil]
    #2459600 - 03/22/04 09:34 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

No, he's not making that up...trust me on this! :grin: Being a bit overweight and out of shape (okay a LOT) I be one sore snow niggah this morning! :laugh:


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2459613 - 03/22/04 09:44 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

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...several miles of very challenging passage, including several pits, large walking borehole, and over a thousand feet of belly crawl over sharp rocks in a stream.


Damn, I guess. Kick back w/ a hog's leg (j in Tennessee, right?). I'm kinda doubting you're out of shape if you did that all in one day. The hike in probably would have had me churning up a fine batch of lung butter.


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: Che_Night_Soil]
    #2459634 - 03/22/04 10:06 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

:lol: @ 'lungbutter'
I think I churned up quite a bit of that!


Edited by Le_Canard (03/22/04 05:34 PM)


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InvisibleLucidDream
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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: Che_Night_Soil]
    #2460125 - 03/22/04 02:32 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Oh, yeah, there'll be pics. There are some decent formations in the cave, including a pillar. I just hope we can come up with some party favors beforehand.

We didn't do the pits and all that. We don't have vertical gear. This was just a reconnaisance trip. Next time we'll get into the big borehole if we're up to it.

Still alive, eh, TD? I'm a little sore myself. I was doing some research last night, and there's another 500-foot cave just off the road down there. I must have walked right past the entrance on the way back to the truck. In fact, I read up on at least another dozen in the immediate area last night. Maybe I'll take off work on Friday.


Edited by LucidDream (03/22/04 02:39 PM)


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: LucidDream]
    #2460429 - 03/22/04 04:07 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Man i love caving too,  sound like you had a blast! Where abouts is this place? I'll be in Knoxville and then to Bristol next week. Climbing and crawing into the unknown is to kool! Heres a couple of pics from the last time i went caving,







:smile:


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: kindkesey]
    #2460600 - 03/22/04 04:59 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

LucidDream: Yep, still alive. But my hair hurt this morning! Life ain't easy when you're fat and greasy! :crazy2:

Kindkesey: We're between Knoxville and Nashville on I-40. We need to get a shroomery caving party up some day this summer! :laugh:


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InvisibleLucidDream
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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: kindkesey]
    #2460999 - 03/22/04 06:35 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Yeah, like the Duck said, we're between Nash and Knox. Caving paradise. Give us a holler if you're ever in the area, KK.

Oh, and TD, you might want to spend about 15 minutes a day crawling around your apartment this week. Get those muscles prepped for this:


A 75-foot belly crawl. If we can get through this, there's great big beautiful borehole just beyond. I can't fucking wait!


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: kindkesey]
    #2461019 - 03/22/04 06:41 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

kindkesey said:







would if the ceiling caved in right there...that would suck. But yeah, caving is really fun. I love doing outdoors things...especially crazy fun things.


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: kindkesey]
    #2461264 - 03/22/04 08:10 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

kindkesey said:






Knee pads and gloves.... down here we would call you sissies.... event though theres been plenty od times I wish I had some.... you guys ever do any wet caves, that one is pretty dry...


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #2461470 - 03/22/04 09:34 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Duk and I were in a pretty wet cave a year or two ago - cold water up to the nads. I've got a pic of Duk in it, maybe I'll upload it tomorrow if Duk doesn't mind.

Pads are for sissies? Nothing like wearing off a silver-dollar sized patch of skin on your knee to make you appreciate good gear.


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: LucidDream]
    #2461754 - 03/22/04 10:54 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

nothing like grinding gone to your knee caps..mmmm,mmm that feels GGGRRRRRRREEEEEAT!


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: LucidDream]
    #2462167 - 03/23/04 12:44 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Naw man, not at all. :laugh:


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2462338 - 03/23/04 01:24 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

if anyone wants to go caving in the N. Va area i can take them. But it will be muddy (your forewarned)


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Re: Caving with The Duck [Re: rockytop83]
    #2462354 - 03/23/04 01:29 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Well mud is pretty much a given, most places. It's part of the fun! :laugh:


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So here it is [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2462435 - 03/23/04 01:59 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Right! So here it is.

That's ToiletDuk in a mile-long stream cave with some nice decorations.

Here's some of the stuff we saw in this cave:

Orconectes australis australis ("Cavie") (These have recently been reclassified as a separate species and I forget the name)
Rare eyeless albino crayfish. This was the only cavie of about 15 who held still long enough for a semi-decent photo. They were all greatly spooked by our presence. This cave is a popular spot if you're a cavie: it's where the chicks hang out.


Big Daddy the Troglophile - Cambarus tenebrosus - ("cavie-munching lobster-like crawdad")
This guy eats the cavies. He has eyes. And an appetite. And he's twice their size.


Formation & Crenellated Ceiling


Aqueduct


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Re: So here it is [Re: LucidDream]
    #2462588 - 03/23/04 03:02 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I'm so cool, I hafta wear shades in a cave! :crazy2:

(Nice Photoshop work there LD! :laugh:)


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Re: So here it is [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2462718 - 03/23/04 03:55 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

damn that's a really beautiful place


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Re: So here it is [Re: Amanita_Muscaria]
    #2462757 - 03/23/04 04:11 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

no kidding - can you take a pic from up top next time?  I live in the desert and the sight of green foliage excites me :cool:


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