Caving in Sequoia

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Caving in Sequoia

Post by davantalus » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:34 pm

I was able to attend a few days of an annual restoration project at Crystal Cave, Sequoia. Here's a movie I threw together when I wasn't dragging cement about.
Crystal Cave Sequoia - Restoration Project 2010








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Re: Caving in Sequoia

Post by rlown » Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:17 am

Welcome to the HST!

Nice video. I'm guessing you cave elsewhere as well. What gear do you normally carry?

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Post by maverick » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:08 pm

Yes, welcome to HST, and thank you for posting this video, very enlightening.
I was not aware that you all did so much work in these caves, thank you!
Caves have all ways intrigued me, and I have been fortunate to visit several in
California.
Saw a NatGeo special a while back about some gorgeous crystal caves in Mexico
that looked like it was located on another planet, really cool.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/i ... yfp-t-316-" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
s&va=crystal+caves+mexico
Heard about this one not long ago:
http://dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/arti ... ungle.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I would love to visit these places.

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Re: Caving in Sequoia

Post by davantalus » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:11 am

rlown wrote:Welcome to the HST!
Ha, thanks. :)
rlown wrote:Nice video. I'm guessing you cave elsewhere as well. What gear do you normally carry?
I do lots of mine exploration but I'm relatively new to caving (a year or so?). Like any trip, what gear you carry depends on the cave. Some are cold, some wet, some dry and hot. A wet suit could be required or stupid.

Generally you'll have some SRT equipment (frog system) for climbing ropes. I TRY to carry a digital SLR (hence the videos) - but sometimes that's too difficult in the tight spots even with it in a Pelican case when you're worried about yourself or protecting the cave.

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Re: Caving in Sequoia

Post by calcalif » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:43 pm

Anybody wanna help out a fellow adventurist and provide some locations for caves ?? I only know about paradise cave and I want a new spelunking adventure.. Please and thanks if anybody can help.

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Post by iHartMK » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:42 pm

calcalif wrote:Anybody wanna help out a fellow adventurist and provide some locations for caves ?? I only know about paradise cave and I want a new spelunking adventure.. Please and thanks if anybody can help.
Isn't Paradise cave right below the summit of Paradise peak?
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Re: Caving in Sequoia

Post by dougieb » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:47 pm

Just watched the video and I must say, my claustrophobia is really kicking in. I'm going to have nightmares tonight! :paranoid:

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Re: Caving in Sequoia

Post by limpingcrab » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:43 am

If you want to find caves around Sequoia then learn what marble looks like and search any marble you find. That's your best bet since most people won't share locations with strangers. There aren't any caves in SEKI that aren't in marble bands.

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Re: Caving in Sequoia

Post by RooPhillip » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:33 am

iHartMK wrote:
calcalif wrote:Anybody wanna help out a fellow adventurist and provide some locations for caves ?? I only know about paradise cave and I want a new spelunking adventure.. Please and thanks if anybody can help.
Isn't Paradise cave right below the summit of Paradise peak?
No, it's lower, before you get to Lookout Point, off the road to Oriole Lake. Google "Milk Ranch Mineral King".

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