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The Basics:
Event Type:Caving
Event Location: Wild Caving Tour
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 22 2006  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jul 15 2006 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Deidre E. Dowdy
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


It seems that caving is quite popular, so I and another caver will lead the club to a wild cave. This is not Raccoon Mountain cave, but a wild cave altogether. The cave is about 3 and 1/2 hours from Atlanta, located near Scotsboro, Alabama. The goal of the trip to be to explore the river passage which is about 20-25 feet wide and about 40-45 feet high. About 1500 feet has this size of the river passage. Some crawling and several breakdown piles (piles of rocks) must be crossed. The way in will be the way out unless the group wants to get really brave and come out the river passage which means before you get to the entrance, you encounter waist to chest deep water. No need to cancel because of this. All the river passage except for that section is ankle deep. After this we will go hiking to another cave which has three waterfalls in it and the deepest is 143 feet. You do not even need lights for this one. Bring your camera. If you dont, you will regret it. Then on to dinner and after dinner if the group desires, we can go out to a third cave and watch a bat flight right at dusk of between 250,000 and 300,000 bats. It is the third largest bat flight in the southeastern U.S. All the hikes together to these three caves is less than 2 miles. All participants must have a hard hat of some description and two sources of light. I will allow hand held flashlights, but it is nice to have both hands free for climbing. Also bring a change of clothes after the first cave as what clothes you wear in is going to get wet and muddy. Any questions you can call the trip leader David Nunnally at 404-284-4744.

NOTE: We will not arrive back in ATL until midnight if folks want to see the bat flight at dusk.

Required Items to Bring:
Change of clothes
Hard Hat (mandatory!) - ie, bicycle helmet, etc
Trash bag (for wet clothes)
Two sources of light
Extra shoes
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:Scottsboro, AL (3 1/2 hr from ATL) 9:00 am - Marriott Hotel off Windy Hill Carpool location only - Take I-75 to Windy Hill Road. Take the exit ramp and stay in the far right hand lane. It will do a half moon and stay on the access road to you get to the Marriott Hotel on the left. Go to the back where the tennis courts are and we will meet there. If you get lost, call me on the cell at 678-429-7485.


Are dogs allowed? No.

Will this event occur rain or shine? No.

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Cost Includes:Please share gas expense with your carpool driver.

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