posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 08:38 AM
I do a large amount of caving here in Ontario and believe it or not there are still quite some nice caves to explore even though the ice age destroyed
the vast majority of them and left a thick overburden thousands of years ago over top of the ones that remain to be found. They are nothing like this,
lol, I WISH they were. The caves in Southern Ontario are tight, wet, cold and filled with water most of the time and very rarely do you find any that
are decorated (stalictites, rimstone dams, draperies, flow formations, etc, but they *ARE* out there, you just need to know the right people to find
out the locations. Most are simple karst windows in the middle of farmers fields, some are long tight underground river caves, many are simple shelter
caves along the shoreline of the Bruce Peninsula, but a couple have turned out to be pre ice age karst relics that are spectacular in their
decorations and thousands of years old.
For anyone ever getting into caving don't try and go it on your own, join a club and get to know people for a while and learn the ropes and safety
practices, *NEVER* cave alone. This way the group you do join will learn to trust you and will begin to share the secret locations of the caves. In a
few caves here in Ontario complete ignorant troglodytes have destroyed cave formations, vandalized caves with graffiti and made fires inside the caves
contaminating bat habitat. *THIS* is why cave locations are kept secret!!!
For anyone in Ontario, Canada who is interested in Cave exploration, contact the 'Toronto Caving Group', they are always welcoming new members and
have trips for the beginner caver to the advanced. They also have MANY cave digs where we attempt to open up promising leads we have found such as
soil pipes, blind sinkholes, disappearing streams and village rumors, lol.
The Toronto Caving Group
Here is a fantastic blog of a fellow caver Mick, he is also a writer who has published many books regarding the geology of Ontario and caving.
Happy spelunking, and always practice safe and ecologically friendly exploration of the underground.
edit on 14-6-2012 by Jocko Flocko
because: (no reason given)