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Beginner horizontal trip led by Amber G. (Public)

  • June 16, 2018
  • 9:00 AM
  • Walmart Supercenter, 2625 No, US-27, LaFayette, GA 30728
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This beautiful cave boasts nicely decorated formations and follows a stream.  Along the path are some low water crawls, but nothing too difficult.  Regardless, wear poly layers—you'll be turned away if you show up in cotton.  This is a safety measure as cotton clothing saps your head quickly. 

Also bring an extra dry layer in your pack for when we stop to eat or if you get cold.  Expect water to be waist-deep in places and in some crawls you may get your arms and boobs wet.

You will be required to have:

  • Helmet with light source and spare batteries
  • Spare light source
  • Kneepads
  • Sturdy boots
  • Pack with water, snacks, and lunch
If you have questions on what to bring, contact Amber.  Also, it is highly suggested that you bring a change of clothes/shoes and a bag for your wet clothes/shoes.

As of right now, expect a strenuous 1 mile hike with about 700-800’ elevation change to the entrance of the cave. Your shoes should be sturdy enough for both hike and cave.  The plan is to get us to the area leading the waterfall.  We’ll have snacks and lunch here. Be sure to pack something with protein (PB&J, beef jerky, nuts, energy bars, tuna packs, tiny canned fish, etc.).

For those who do not want to do the muddy crawl push to the waterfall toward the end of the cave, we may split the group up.  If you think you may want to wait, be sure to bring an extra warm layer as we'll be gone as long as an hour.  Maybe longer.  The rest of us will do the push to the waterfall.  We can discuss all this during lunch.

If there is rain a few days prior to this trip, please be advised that plans to another cave may be in the works as the water may be too high for us to do this one. 

Important notice #1:

To be an attendee to this cave, you MUST have a WMA to be on the mountain. The cheapest price is $15 for a fishing license, which will permit you on the WMA (even if you aren’t fishing!).

Here’s a link to get you started:
https://gooutdoorsgeorgia.com/

At this website, you enter your information as required, and they’ll give you several options for licensure.  There’s a $30 pass that’s for the whole year, and that’s the one that I bought.

Post-trip, food may be in the works (probably Mexican), but there is also the option of camping as Josh Blanchette is planning to lead a trip the following day. Camping details are TBD.

Important notice #2:

To register, you will need the password for this trip.  Please contact Amber for the password.  Existing members should already have the password.  For people we've not caved with, we'll chat and make sure you're ready for the trip.  This is for our safety as well as yours. 

If you have any questions, shoot me a message on FB (Amber Joy Griffith) or send me an email at ajoy0317@gmail.com. I also accept text messages and friendly phone calls at (678) 699-5663.

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