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    Anyone know where I can find a listing of "wild" caves in Arkansas?

    As an example, Onyx Cave is a 'show' cave set up for tourist. Blue Moon may be a wild cave, but are there other non-commercial caves around here - even if on private property?

    I've been on "the" Google for over an hour and can't find listings of natural, wild caves in Arkansas. Thought I might sind something on the USGS web site, but no luck.

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    There are a bunch down in the Madison County Wildlife Area. Most cave owners don't allow people in their caves because of destruction and insurance problems. Chris just got back from MIT where he received a grant for working on cave communication and location for caving and underground rescue. You should talk to him about the local caves.

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    Check this out. http://web.mit.edu/inventeams/currentinventeams.html

    Chris says he would love to have you as a mentor for the team.

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    Yes, the caves in MCWA are beautiful!! Unfortunately, they're becoming more widely known and have been vandalized in areas.

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    Also talk to Rand Langover who owns Cosmic Cavern.

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    Tim Ernst lists all the caves in his book: The buffalo river hiking Trails. Check the Arkansas parks and tourism web site also

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    Several years ago, there were some guys from the University of AR, Little Rock, that came up here and cronicled some of the "wild caves"...I bet the U of A has that information for you...
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    We have friends in Mtn. View area that are spelunkers.
    They've mapped caves around there.. but not sure where you can find that info.
    The Blanchard Cavern system is huge.. they are always finding caves around the area that hook up with the Mother.

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    ps.. did you use "the" google to search spelunking?

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    Pat -

    Now that I know thow to spel 'spelunking' (thanks to you) the Google works much better.


    Thanks!

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