We've been offered an opportunity to go spelunking in Bedford, IN or Bloomington, IN with a seasoned spelunking guide, Dave Everton.
No experience is necessary, but some equipment will be required, along with a sense of adventure! The required gear is listed further below.
WHERE/WHEN TO MEET:
We will carpool from Lowe's (Oak Grove). Park in the northeast corner of the lot. Carpool time is TBD (most likely between 6am and 8am.)
I'll be personally checking each person's gear prior to departure. If you don't have appropriate gear with you, you will not be allowed to attend.
WHO SHOULD JOIN:
People who enjoy caves. We'll be crawling, walking, and climbing through underground passages. If you are claustrophobic (tight spaces) or nyctophobic (dark) this is NOT the caving experience you are looking for.
Attendees need to be in good physical health; spelunking can be a strenuous activity.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS for SPELUNKING:
Due to the nature of spelunking - confined spaces with very limited accessibility and zero emergency services - you need to be in good physical health.
Be prepared to
* Crawl on hands and knees
* Belly Crawl
* Wade through water
WHAT TO BRING for SPELUNKING:
* 3 light sources, one of which is helmet-mounted.
* helmet with chin strap (a bicycle helmet is acceptable)
* shoes and clothes that you don't mind disposing of (they will likely get destroyed)
* acceptable shoes: lugged sole shoes are preferred, but tennis shoes will work in a pinch. No sandals or water shoes.
* light jacket
* synthetics are preferred over cotton, due to cotton's moisture retention
* spare batteries (alkaline) if used to power flashlights
* athletic kneepads (optional, but suggested)
* cloth gloves
* 1L of water
* change of clothes for the ride home
* small pack (e.g., fanny pack)
Pack as lightly as possible! Large and heavy packs will make navigation more difficult.
This event is free.
* No children
* No pets.
* Leave no trace, and pack out all your trash.
7:00 CDT - Meet at Lowe's (Oak Grove) to carpool
7:15 CDT - Depart for Bedford, IN
9:15 CDT / 10:15EDT - Arrive in Bedford to meet with Dave
** TBD ** - begin spelunking at ** TBD **
** TBD ** - depart for Evansville
** TBD ** - arrive in Evansville
MAPS / INFORMATION:
* Please also read through Dave Everton's spelunking tips here:
WAIVER AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY FOR ALL ACTIVITIES
By RSVPing to, and attending this event you acknowledge you have read and agree to EAC's Waiver of Liability: https://bit.ly/2FCnPdi