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WK

Posted 7:35 pm, 08/29/2013

Spelunking is fun, in Alabama there is a system of caves. I went into one in Mobile, my friend said that National Geographic traveled it for a week and found an underground lake. You can roam them freely there.

fishinfoolc

Posted 12:19 pm, 08/28/2013

the shadow knows (view profile)

Posted 9:42 pm, 08/26/2013

Fishing that was the Grandin railroad


Yes, I knew that.

Crypt

Posted 10:15 pm, 08/26/2013

Well now harry knows where the bear dens are.

decsurvey

Posted 10:03 pm, 08/26/2013

Some of the caves in the northern parts of Wilkes were used as hideouts for soldiers seeking refuge from bounty hunters during the Civil War.

the shadow knows

Posted 9:42 pm, 08/26/2013

Fishing that was the Grandin railroad

moving101

Posted 9:04 pm, 08/26/2013

The one on OK Rd had big wooden timbers at the front at one time but is long since rotted away and collapsed. There used to be an old man on Cane Creek that survived by panning for gold to buy stuff that he couldn't raise himself.

I've seen stories on TV that claim only a very small percentage of the earth's gold has ever been found. Makes me want to hunt!!!

Crypt

Posted 8:54 pm, 08/26/2013

There was an old gold mine near where they found the thousand pot plants but it was only a large hole in the ground 50 yrs ago and may have filled in by now.

moving101

Posted 8:43 pm, 08/26/2013

I know Crypt. Hairy asked me a while back about the one on OK Rd. Supposedly it's an old abandoned gold mine. Way out in the woods behind that church up near the top of the mtn.

Has anyone ever been spelunking to a cave that's not a commercialized cavern. Like the ones up near the TN/NC line?

Crypt

Posted 8:42 pm, 08/26/2013

sorry moving101 I didn't see the "ever find" part.

Crypt

Posted 8:40 pm, 08/26/2013

moving you're up towards Traphill/ Roaring Gap. hairy is up 16 N in the NW part of the County.

moving101

Posted 8:39 pm, 08/26/2013

Been there bluebird. It is a good one.

But my fav is still LInville and it's close to home.

bluebird1

Posted 8:33 pm, 08/26/2013

Luray Caverns in Va. Is a nice cave to go in.They play that pipe organ for you on that tour. Good 1/2 day trip.

moving101

Posted 8:31 pm, 08/26/2013

Hairy, did you ever find the cave off the Oklahoma Rd.?

Crypt

Posted 8:28 pm, 08/26/2013

hairy I was kidding about hitting Bigfoot in the head with an aluminum softball bat. If I were going to throw a smoke bomb in a cave up old 16 I'd have at least a .357 mag with me.

moving101

Posted 7:56 pm, 08/26/2013

Jude, I've been in several caverns around the country where they do that thing with the lights. Total darkness. And I do mean total. The fish in the little streams that pass through the caverns are blind b ecause they have never experienced light. Creepy!

fishinfoolc

Posted 7:51 pm, 08/26/2013

The shadowknows, that was the remaining part of the railroad that was built from Ferguson down to Smoot Tannery in North Wilkesboro during the time before the 1940 flood. My granddaddy worked there with his mules hauling out dirt and the museum (Heritage museum) has pictures of the tunnels and the railroad. The 1940 flood collapsed almost all the rr bed and tunnels, and I think the last one collapsed some time ago. It followed along the then Yadkin River bed to town. Just a bit of history.

HIPPIEGIRL

Posted 4:17 pm, 08/26/2013

Good Luck hairy

the shadow knows

Posted 3:53 pm, 08/26/2013

There was a railroad tunnel beside Kerr Scott Reservoir near the upper end. I know that part of it collapsed a few years back, not sure about the rest.

Jude

Posted 12:55 pm, 08/26/2013

I took a 3 hour tour of a cave in the black hills

it was like 106 outside and freezing in the cave
i wasn't dressed properly
and after not being able to touch the walls of the cave, and freezing my *** off
they decided after the hundreds of feet we descended to show us what it was like
to be in a cave like the first people did and shut off the lights.
This exploded into a huge curse fest from me and a few others.
It was then and only then I discovered I hate caves and the person who talked me into it

thegwliar

Posted 12:28 pm, 08/26/2013

I am looking for some big deep deep wells also.

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