Ask Cavers: What are Your Favorite Outdoor Activities?

October 31, 2012
Some cavers enjoy canoeing.

Some cavers enjoy canoeing. Photo by jmd41280

Caving is not the be–all and end–all outdoor activity for everyone. Some cavers are also avid canoeists, mountain climbers, cyclists and participants of a whole host of other exciting outdoor activities.

This week we want to know what other outdoor activities you partake in when you’re not crawling around in the mud.

Are you a skydiving caver who enjoys downhill skiing? Let us know in the comments below.

Last Week’s Ask Caver Results

From the results of last week’s poll it seems that finding a bear in a cave is a relatively rare occurrence with only 20% of respondents having had the “privilege”.

Other cavers mentioned finding other equally exciting discoveries including live bobcats, rattlesnakes, porcupines, and leopards. No wonder it’s sometimes difficult to convince people that caving is a safe pastime.

Thanks for all responses!

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Comments (11)

  1. Janine
    November 1, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Open water scuba diving, cave diving, mountain biking, multi-day hiking, cross country skiing.

  2. Paulo Campos
    November 1, 2012 at 7:08 am


  3. Caveman Bob
    November 1, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Canoeing & walking. Used to rock-climb, but got too old for that.

  4. Phil Goldman
    November 1, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Motorcycling. Oddly enough, the terrain that makes good caves, makes good biking roads. West Virginia being my favorite place ride and camp.

  5. Beej
    November 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    I used to do more open water diving and mountain biking. I should do more. But now I’m more in Phil’s boat with dual-sport motorcycling.

  6. Kat
    November 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Climbing the most, hillwalking, running.

  7. Jan
    November 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Canoeing, swimming, stamping & scrapbooking, traveling (full-time RVers)

  8. Dan Chase
    November 2, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Canoeing, Hunting, swimming, hiking, sailing, Mtn biking

  9. Rob Harris
    November 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    hiking, camping!

  10. November 3, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Walking, Drinking, Shooting, kite flying.

  11. Robyn Wike
    July 11, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Dirt biking!! Camping!!! Rock hounding!!!


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