In addition, there are several groups of diggers actively pursuing virgin cave passage in the area.
|Ward-Gregory Cave in Clarksville is the most popular wild cave in New York. Some weekends, groups of dozens of young flashlight cavers descend into this entrance.||Here is a typical passageway in Clarksville Cave.||Here are some Boston Grotto members walking in the large passageways of Clarksville Cave during low water conditions.|
|Here, Boston Grotto member Gary Lau climbs to a ledge in Clarksville Cave.||Here, noted cave geologist Paul Rubin illuminates a passage junction in the Pixie Passages area of Clarksville Cave.||In the high water areas of Clarksville Cave, the hydrodynamics combined with the acidity gouge out these scallop shaped depressions in the walls and floor.|
|Past the Lake Room, at the North end of the air filled portion of Clarksville Cave, a small room with twinkling condensation droplets on the walls is reached through this short crawlway.||The Boston Grotto holds a formal dress dinner in Clarksville Cave on April Fools Day.||A few miles East of Clarksville Cave is the entrance to Onesquethaw Cave, one of New York's longer caves, also with interesting geological features.|
|Another popular cave in Central NY is in the town of Knox. Lots of interesting climbs and crawlways are possible in this dry cave.||Here's another shot of a caver climbing in Knox Cave.||Here's a caver in the infamous "Gunbarrel" crawlway in Knox Cave. The crawlway is perfectly straight, about 50 feet long, and averaging 14" in diameter.|
|Some pretty formations can still be found in a few well-protected New York caves.||At this dig site, a 2000 foot long cave was discovered.||Here's one of New York's most active cave diggers, showing off a large cave dig site while standing on an old gasoline tank used for shoring the walls of the dig.|
|Here's a caver about to descend a cable ladder to the bottom of the dig.|
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