Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Be prepared to get wet, cold, and muddy, oh so very muddy. Caving is not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to potentially get wet, the cave should be a dry cave, but ya never know. The caves called Crossroads Cave out yonder in Highland County. And luckily for us, underground temperatures hover around the annual average for the area–low 50s probably. We will meet at Echols at 10 Saturday morning so I can let everyone who needs to check out shizzz into the holy gear room. The drive is probably a little over 1.5 hours to the cave on the near edge of George Washington National Forest.
What you need from your house:
headlamp or any light source (you must provide at least one)
layers (polyester preferably)
sturdy shoes (it will be slippery and we might have to do light scrambling)
change of clothes
comida mula// comida real
What gear room will provide:
undisclosed caving equipment
Everyone who joins will be waitlisted as I have to see who can drive. I am going to keep the group to 8 to make things logistically simpler.
And finally the adventure cannot be complete without some wise words from Jackson Bewley’s last caving trip:
“(PLEASE DON’T COME IF YOU MIGHT BE UNCOMFORTABLE IN A CAVE OR DOING SOME VERY CHILL ROCK SCRAMBLES AND STUFF. THERE ARE GROSS CREATURES IN CAVES. IT IS DARK. IT IS CLAUSTROPHOBIC. THE AIR IS STALE CAVE AIR. PREVIOUSLY, AN INDIVIDUAL BECAME UNCOMFORTABLE IN THE CAVE. THIS PERSON WAS ESCORTED OUT AND ENDED UP HANGING OUT AT THE CAR FOR FOUR OR FIVE HOURS. NOT IDEAL.)”