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ITINERARY AT A GLANCE Day 1: Dong Hoi Town – Phong Nha Ke Bang NP – En Cave Day 2: En Cave - Discover Son Doong Cave – return to En Cave Day 3: Back to Dong Hoi Town PRICE FOR PRIVATE TRIP (Per person) 2 person: US$ 999 3 persons: US$ 799 4-6 persons: US$ 699 7-9 persons: US$ 649 10 persons: US$ 599.
Originally posted by Jocko Flocko
reply to post by lunchmanstan
There's some fantastic caves in Pennsylvania, especially along the the border with Kentucky, so many yet to be 'dug open', keep on looking bro, you'll find them. Huge tracts of your state along the Kentucky border are massive karst plateaus pot holed with entrances that are filled with overburden. Yup, plenty of virgin cave passage still to be found! I have visited that area many times with the Potomac Speleological Society. Having the opportunity to venture down into the bowels of 'Memorial Day Cave' with that group was something I will always remember. I'm heading back down to 'Germany Valley' in August for 3 weeks.
It's a shame the powers that be just concreted over those cave entrances Usually what happens now is that local caving groups will purchase the lands that the caves are on. This way they can throw a gate over the cave entrances and control who enters the cave systems. This not only saves lives but also saves the ecology of the cave systems by not having hundreds of people going in and out of them at a time.
Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 390 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a "grand, gloomy and peculiar place," but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name - Mammoth.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
Pretty amazing. Thanks OP!
Now why couldn't everyone step back in awe and embrace the beauty of this cave back in the 60's instead of killing 2 million fellow humans needlessly? This planet has so much more beauty than negativity once we leave all the governments out of it.