24. októbra 2021
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Hiking the packsaddle trail

Since one of my friends got introduced to backpacking this summer, I suggested a hike up to packsaddle cave would be a good chance for her to try out her hiking poles. One of her friends was able to join us for the hike and We picked a good day for it …

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Dinosaurs in Pismo

When looking for a way to escape the weather in the central valley we have two choices the mountains or the coast since the mountains have a tendency to be covered in white stuff in winter my parents and I opted for a drive to the coast. The two main r…

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Jenolan Caves

Part of the International Congress of Speleology is the Wednesday field trips, these could be geology field trips, general site seeing, recreation or I was happy to see for this year a trip to a wonderful cave system not to far from where the congress …

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Caving and Chillin in Chillagoe

  Chillagoe, a small town in Northeast Australia, is about three hours northwest of Cairns. Having decided to visit Cairns prior to the International Congress of Speleology in order to see the Great Barrier Reef the pre-congress trip to see the ca…

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Summer in Susanville

Since this years NSS convention was being held in Ely Nevada which is North East from Bakersfield and my parents had decided to go with me, we opted to take the long way around and head a little further North to see my brother and his family in Susanvi…

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PackSaddle 2016

  Last year I managed a visit up to Packsaddle cave but it was mid summer and I headed up a bit late in the day which made for a too warm trip. Well honestly it was hot but I survived. This year I joined a local hiking group and they wisely headed…

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End of Summer

Well I guess it’s official, summer has once more come and gone. I’m back in school juggling classes and work so no adventurous outings for awhile. As I previously posted though I did have a final trip this Labor Day weekend. I once more loa…

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Weekend BBQ at Cave City

I wouldn’t normally drive nearly 300 miles for a BBQ but when the opportunity includes a chance to catch up with some caving friends I haven’t seen in a while and do some sightseeing well why not? I loaded the motorcycle and headed north. I…