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November 1st, 2009 – by: bodtkd
The second guided tour involved a strenous, very challenging obstacle course. It began with a 20 minute walk down dozens of switchbacks into the natural entrance (bat exit). Then the tour guide disappeared through the cavern wall, corkscrewing his way through toward the 2nd obstacle. The chimney crawl was next, followed by a squeeze through a worm hole about 2 feet wide, 12 inches tall & 6 feet long. Fingertips & toes were the only form of locomotion here. The ladder (8 inches wide) was the 4th taking us up through a narrow climb, twisting & turning. The rope was last up a slippery rock slope, finally leading us to an area we could actually stand in. The destination of this tour was the "Hall of the White Giant", a massive calcite formation about 35' tall & 10' wide. The only way out was to return the way we arrived. A fantastic way to spend an afternoon.
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