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Opening Sequence of ‘Go Out and See’ 02 / Caving Into the Absolute Darkness

The Cave

Morril’s Cave (Worley’s Cave) is a class II natural-scientific state natural area located in Sullivan County Tennessee. It has more than 37,000 feet of mapped passages. Morril’s Cave is commonly called Worley’s Cave locally and is known for its voluminous size with rooms more than 75 feet wide and 250 feet long with high ceilings that often exceed 100 feet. It is known for its beautiful formations within its eight to ten miles of passages. The lower level of the cave contains a perennial creek filled complete with various fish, white crayfish, and salamanders.

Andy our guide gives instructions

Earth and River Adventures located in Boone, North Carolina provided us with an excellent guide named Andy. Here he is at the beginning of our journey giving instructions on safety and caving etiquette.

Contemplating the journey ahead

A moment of contemplation for me, as our group of six participants prepare for the journey into absolute darkness.

Up next in the following post the┬átrek begins….