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GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Michael Ray Taylor
May 02, 1988
The anatomy of a cave that represents a true rite of passage
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May 02, 1988

Great Expectations

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The anatomy of a cave that represents a true rite of passage

Rive joins cave

1. CRISCO CRACK: The entrance to the cave descends in a series of one-foot-wide fissures for 90 feet.

2. THE CHIMNEY: Just before entering a three-foot chimney leading to the Great Hall, the river disappears into a "sump.

3. THE GREAT HALL: The chamber is 2,000 feet long and 100 feel high. Near the end, the rocky floor rises almost to the ceiling before dropping into a 20-foot pit.

4. LUNCHROOM INTERSECTION: Main trail ends in "breakdown" (far left); side trail leads to a pit, approximately 125 feet deep, that requires mountain-climbing gear.

5. GONZO FALLS: Must be traversed by upper-level passage.

6. B-52 FALLS: Requires mountain-climbing gear.

7. FORMATIONS: Found along Lost Worland River.

8. THE GRIM CRAWL OF DEATH

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