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Re: spanish caves

Postby deb_5280 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:20 am

http://14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=35998
Here are suggestions..you asked the same question last year too. Please follow Futhermore & Caverdudes suggestions, this year too. Caves are still closed (I believe).

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Re: spanish caves

Postby dude9478 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:11 am

I read the cave closure is ending August 1st this year...

Re: spanish caves

Postby Furthermore » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:17 am

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Re: spanish caves

Postby Furthermore » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:19 am

Since you clearly can't use Google, here are some handy links to get you in the right direction.

http://coloradogrotto.org/index.php?id=90

http://www.frontrangegrotto.org/

http://caves.org/

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Re: spanish caves

Postby tlongpine » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:37 am

Furthermore wrote:Since you clearly can't use Google, here are some handy links to get you in the right direction.

http://coloradogrotto.org/index.php?id=90

http://www.frontrangegrotto.org/

http://caves.org/


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Re: spanish caves

Postby Furthermore » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:16 am

tlongpine wrote:
Whoa. Curmudgeon alert.


Before you make acquisitions, perhaps you should read this entire thread. That includes this link http://14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=35998 . If you read that entire thread as well, you will see why I am a "Curmudgeon." It's the same poster asking the same questions that were answered over a year ago.

Let's continue to beat the dead horse.

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Re: spanish caves

Postby TheGreatCamillo » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:25 am

Furthermore wrote:
tlongpine wrote:
Whoa. Curmudgeon alert.


Before you make acquisitions, perhaps you should read this entire thread. That includes this link http://14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=35998 . If you read that entire thread as well, you will see why I am a "Curmudgeon." It's the same poster asking the same questions that were answered over a year ago.

Let's continue to beat the dead horse.



I guess you don't know how to use a dictionary

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Re: spanish caves

Postby dehrlich101 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:38 am

dude9478 wrote:I read the cave closure is ending August 1st this year...


The current cave closure is in effect until August 1st.. Chances are they will enact a new cave closure for August 1, 2013 - August 1, 2014.
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Re: spanish caves

Postby caverdude » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:52 am

I guess you don't know how to use a dictionary


Let's not get petty.

As several of us have stated in that previous thread, the best way for Mickster (or any other interested person) to get started in caving, is to connect up with one of the CO caving organizations (grottos). There are many grottos in CO and they can help you learn minimum impact caving skills that are crucial for preserving the caves and helping you avoid injury. Caving has a totally different skill set than hiking, so it really does help to learn from an experienced caver. I encourage people to pursue their interest in caves, just do it in an informed and educated manner.

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Re: spanish caves

Postby mtgirl » Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:37 am

Awesome pic. Out of curiousity, where is that cave ?
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Re: spanish caves

Postby caverdude » Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:10 pm

That photo was taken by a well known cave photographer Dave Bunnell in a NM cave back in April. It was digitally stitched together from a couple different shots. Pretty impressive how the cave looks via the camera lens. Our bright LED lights don't allow us to see that much of the cave in one view.

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Re: spanish caves

Postby myfeetrock » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:26 pm

These caves are cold compared to here at Glenwood Caverns where I work. Not an easy cave. Go with someone who knows it if you haven't been before. Join the NSS.
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