Archive for the ‘Caves’ Category

Going down

Okay, so as a kid I had the chance to find and explore some caves but compared to this, they were simply pot holes. This cave, located in British Columbia, is humongous and at least to me, pretty cool.

Today’s article is entitled “A ‘Honking Big’ Cave in Canada Lures Geologists to Its Mouth: How did a hole large enough to fit the Statue of Liberty go undetected for so long?” by Emily S. Rueb over at the New York Times. Boy, if I were a kid today, I think I’d be heading first north and then south.

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Caves

So tonight’s article took me back to my childhood and a I time that if I remember right, we found a cave. I can almost picture it in my head but I can’t place where it was.

Anyway, the article is entitled “Adventurers Explore Missouri’s Caves for Mysterious Animals, Ancient Artifacts” by Eli Chen over at St. Louis Public Radio. I’m racking my brain but still no luck.

I think I need to ask my brother. I might also start looking around on the weekend I don’t have my kids.

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Science fairs and volcanoes

I have to say that I learned about lava tubes from my now fifteen year old son. When he was growing up, he loved volcanoes and consequently I learned to love them too. In fact, it was during this time that he participate in our local science fairs and of course, he chose volcanoes like Mt. St. Helen and  Mt. Vesuvius.

Anyway, when I saw this story over at GrindTV, I knew I had to post it. It  also reminded me of a book I read a couple of years ago entitled Subterranean Twin Cities about the caves of the twin cities.

The article I’m talking about is entitled “Stunning Photos Taken of Secret Lava Cave” by David Strege at GrindTV. It’s about the lava caves located in the state of Washington. The photo’s are breathtaking.

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Deep down up north

Okay, so we’ve been back a couple of weeks now from the cabin up north in Minnesota and so when I saw the article “Cave Collector in Minnesota Hunts for Additions to His Empire” by James Card over at the New York Times, it reminded me of the book I read on caves up in the twin cities entitled Subterranean Twin Cities by Greg Brick.

I’m hoping that one day I can get at least one of my kids to go on a cave adventure with me. While I was never too fond of them when I was growing up, I’m definitely intrigued now.

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Divers beware!

Moving on from that harrowing event, lets check out another type of dangerous diving over at PBS Nova in this video entitled “Extreme Cave Diving“. While they’re not dealing with huge whales, they have their own set of dangers including a lack of oxygen and sudden dust ups or cave ins. Sounds like fun!

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Dark dwellings

A while back I read a great book on local (sort of) caves in Minnesota entitled Subterranean Twin Cities by Greg Brick.  Well now I just saw the movie Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog and while the two are completely different, I enjoyed both. Well worth checking out at your local library.

So along those same lines, I came across this article entitled “Oldest Art Even Older: German Cave Findings” over at Science Daily. Caves are so cool!

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Do you ever just want to crawl into a hole?

When I saw this first article, it reminded me of when I was a kid. We have a cave that I remember crawling into and I must say as an adult, they are still a bit intriguing. That said, here are a couple of articles on where to find a hole.

First up, we have “Entering Darkness” by Sam Anderson over at the New York Times.  This is the article that got me thinking about my childhood.

The other article is actually entitled “New Cave Photos: Inside Gabon’s Longest Mapped Cave” and over at National Geographic with photos by Trevor Frost. Wow!

Into the Darkness!

 

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