Can I Go Overnight Spelunking In Cumberland Caverns?

By admin | August 11, 2013
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Cumberland Caverns is Tennessee’s largest show cave, and is a popular destination for families from around the country. If you’re planning a trip to Cumberland Caverns, you might be wondering what the possibilities are for an overnight visit to the cave.

Although Cumberland Caverns does sponsor events for visitors who want to overnight in the cave, these events don’t occur at regular intervals, and must be arranged through the administrative offices.

But even if you’re Read the rest of this entry »

What Is The Most Hazardous Tennessee Cave System?

By admin | June 27, 2013
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Tennessee caves are an underworld filled with glow worms, stalactites, stalagmites and blind salamanders. No person knows for sure how many caves are under the state’s surface. Cavers estimate that there are nearly 9,000 caves in Tennessee. Risks are present when exploring these caves. These risks include getting lost, rocks falling down, blocked passages and hypothermia. It’s always wise to use the buddy system when exploring caves.

In general, Tennessee has an unusual geology that causes subsistence. This can create cave-ins and sinkholes, especially after a heavy rain. Visitors to caves Read the rest of this entry »

What Spelunking Equipment Should I Take With Me?

By admin | May 14, 2013
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If you are planning on heading out on a caving expedition, it is essential that you bring essential spelunking equipment with you. Going spelunking without the proper caving equipment can prove to be extremely dangerous.

The first thing that you should consider is that a cave can be wet and chilly. Wear a wetsuit if you will be underwater for an extended period of time. Wear materials that will dry quickly, which means you should avoid Read the rest of this entry »

Gear To Take When Spelunking In Tennessee Caves?

By admin | March 27, 2013
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Safety gear and skills are needed to pursue an effective spelunking trip in Tennessee caves. Since you will go underground into dangerous areas, bring warm clothing to prevent hypothermia and heavy equipment to prevent falls and injuries. Choose the right clothes based on the climate of the cave and surrounding area. Before the trip, learn about local spelunking culture.

A good underground cave guide provides a hard hat that offers fall protection. Look for a light on top that allows you to free your hands. As a caver, bring a Read the rest of this entry »

How Many Caves Have Been Discovered In Tennessee?

By admin | October 25, 2012
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Beneath the surface underground is a world filled with albino white crabs, glowing worms, and blind Salamanders, stalactites and stalagmites, and large, moving fungi that live off hydrogen. This may sound like a magical kingdom, it isn’t; you can find all of these things and more when you head out into the wilderness of Tennessee, and go caving.

No one knows how many caves exist on the planet. The reason for this is there are many caves that are undiscovered, unexplored, or half-explored. Think of Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Best Caves To Explore In Tennessee

By admin | October 23, 2012
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Cave explorations are fun filled adventures not only for the family, but for the solo explorer as well. With caves locations interspersed throughout the world, no two adventures are the same. Below are listed the 10 best caves to explore while in the state of Tennessee.

Higgenbotham’s Revenge- A four hour venture filled with some of the most amazing ladders ever to be found in a cave.

Raccoon Mt. Caverns- In excess of five miles of charted, explored, and award winning territory.

The Lost Sea- Housed Read the rest of this entry »

Which Tennessee Cave Is The Best For Spelunking?

By admin | October 20, 2012
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Tennessee is the state that holds the most caves. There are about 9,600 caves in Tennessee. People who like to go exploring caves should try to visit Tennessee.

Dunbar Cave State Park is located in Clarksville, Tennessee which is about 57 miles Northwest of Nashville. This park is 110. There are quite a few caves inside this park. The Dunbar Cave is about 8 miles long and home to many bats. Explorers may get the opportunity to see this bats in their own Read the rest of this entry »

What Is The Largest Cave Project In Tennessee?

By admin | October 19, 2012
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In 1977 spelunkers, earth scientists and others interested in caves formed the American Cave Conservation Association in Richmond, Virginia. In recent years this association has joined the Nature Conservancy Cave Society of Tennessee’s effort to survey, preserve and protect an estimated 10,000 caves located on privately-owned properties throughout the state. Just as Virginia is known as The Mother of Presidents, Tennessee deserves the designation as The Mother of Caves.

The primary mission of ACCA is to assist Tennessee’s NCCS in protecting caves from the effect of above-ground construction projects, project-generated Read the rest of this entry »

How Big Is The Forbidden Caverns Of Tennessee?

By admin | October 17, 2012
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The Forbidden Caverns in the state of Tennessee are one of America’s largest and most popular cave systems. Currently there are over 8,300 caves listed within the cavern system.

Dating back to the time when the land belonged to the Indians, the cave system was in use. It was often used as a winter haven for the tribes that wandered Tennessee. The river that flowed through the caves was also a valuable source of fresh water for them. Many of the materials could also be found here that they used Read the rest of this entry »

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