pre-convention Retro Cave Trip Saturday 7/16

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pre-convention Retro Cave Trip Saturday 7/16

Postby cavernap » Jul 11, 2016 11:39 am

7/16 Crystal Ball Cave Retro Carbide Trip. Departs Ely at 8AM on Saturday. All Retro trips will be by carbide lamp only. Some loaner carbide lights and old helmets will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Carbide-experienced cavers will accompany the group to help "newbies" with these technological marvels. Please bring your own carbide lamp and helmet with the appropriate bracket if you have them. Everyone should bring at least 2 back-up lights as these lamps are all old. The convention will provide the carbide. This unique spar filled cave is an amazing place. This is a semi-developed show cave with rough trails. A t-shirt and pants will be fine for most people, though a light jacket might be desirable. Cavers are encouraged to "dress retro" by wearing blue jeans and a plain (no logos or words) t-shirt or flannel shirt. A jean jacket, wool sweater, plain cotton sweatshirt or flannel shirt would be appropriately retro as an extra layer if needed. Wear cotton or leather gloves and avoid synthetics if you want to complete your retro look. Vintage cave gear is welcome as long as it has never been used in a WNS state. All gear must be decontaminated prior to arrival, as the decon station will not be operational yet. Bring a swim suit and waterproof light for exploring nearby Beware Cave and Gandy Warm Springs after the Retro Trip. Please RSVP ahead of Convention to Carol at
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