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By William B. White
This ebook highlights the most tricky and protracted exploration ever undertaken within the usa – in Burnsville Cove, a small limestone valley in west-central Virginia – whereas whilst reviewing the medical discoveries made within the area’s 116 km of caves during 50 years. total, the e-book deals a different blend of exploration and technological know-how via a conservation association particularly devoted to the upkeep and research of the caves.
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Extra resources for The Caves of Burnsville Cove, Virginia: Fifty Years of Exploration and Science
The lower reaches of the cave were wet, sometimes with chest-deep water. Although the distance from the entrance to Sand Canyon is only a few thousand feet, the route taken by the explorers was rough and complicated, requiring rapelling down a drop, climbing a waterfall and negotiating a variety of canyons and crawls so that just reaching the unexplored areas required a great deal of time. An underground camp seemed to be the answer. Sand Canyon is a flat silt terrace above the usually dry overflow route of Sinking Creek and an ideal camp site (Figs.
Fifty years ago, it was in its prime. The roads have been paved but mostly everything looked pretty much the same as it does now. Not much was known about caves around here but that was about to change in a big way. The catalyst for that was the Burnsville Saltpeter Cave used for saltpeter mining during the Civil War. This was a huge cave thought to be the biggest in Virginia. 5 miles of passages. Its name got changed to Breathing Cave when it was discovered that it breathed with inflowing and the out-flowing air currents.
The entrance to Better Forgotten Cave is on the western flank of Chestnut Ridge on property now owned by the BCCS. The cave was ﬁrst explored in 1959 through a tight entrance series to a 100-foot pit. Descending the pit proved very difﬁcult and no leads were found at the bottom so the cave was declared “better forgotten” as indeed it was for nearly 10 years. In the fall of 1969 there were six exploration pushes into Better Forgotten Cave sparked by Jack Hess and Nevin Davis (Hess 1970). On these trips, the groups successively passed the ladder drop, the 100-foot pit, the vertical crawlway, and other obstacles to break out into a major stream passage.
The Caves of Burnsville Cove, Virginia: Fifty Years of Exploration and Science by William B. White