Jewel Cave Keeps Getting Longer

March 21, 2011

Jewel CaveThis past weekend’s trip to Jewel Cave has extended it a further 500 meters (1,640 feet) for a grand total in excess of 247 kilometers (153.5 miles). This success comes less than a month after the February 26th visit when cavers surveyed 660.88 meters (2,168.25 feet).

A group of 4 cavers spent 17 hours in the cave following up leads in the “Ant Farm” area from past visits this past February and August.

Most of the new passages are on the edge of the current survey and exhibit good airflow. One of them is over 18 meters (60 feet) high and 6 meters (20 feet) wide.

For more information and to check out some of the photos of the trip, check out the forum post.

Jewel Cave gets a little longer [Cavechat.org]

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  1. March 16, 2012 at 7:56 am

    BEEN TO JEWEL CAVE 3 TIMES. I AM NOW 62 AND WILL RETURN
    FOR TOURS IN NEXT YEAR OE SO. JEWELCAVE IS ONE OF THE BEST CAVES
    I HAVE BEEN IN. VERY MUCH INTERSTED IN NEWS. SORRY TO HEAR THAT
    HERB CONN PAST AWAY RECENTLY. KEEP THE CAVE INFO COMING.

    THANKS

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