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Scherr Crystal Cave

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Survey & photo trip 2/20/10



Original entrance on escarpment

Close up of original entrance

Original entrance blowing steam on a cold day

Current entrance after clearing away loose & fractured rock

Another view

We used my truck hitch to rig from

Approximate area where a 75 to 100 foot pit was excavated away

Line marking original entrance

Chris preparing to rappel first

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Everyone was cold & eager to go

Kevin McDonald (the site supervisor) & Bob Denton (TSG Geologist)

Danny patiently waiting his turn

Nikki making a big splash

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Kurt's turn

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Terry was next

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Danny rappelled next to last

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Crustals just inside a body-sized hole

More crystals

More

Still more

Wall showing the many colors in the cave

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Nikki in the body-sized hole

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More

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Lots more

Finally more common speleothems

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One of many carrots

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Colorful!

Bacon

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WOW!

Nice saw tooth bacon

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Colorful walls

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More wows!

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Getting too stupendous for words

Typical passage

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Nikki preparing to rappel the 2nd pit inside the cave

Kurt surveying

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More typical passage

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Entrance from inside

Scalloped walls in entrance room

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Hugh flowstone mound in entrance room

Colors of rock in cut

Kurt coming out

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Nikki posing!

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