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Lost Sea Caving Trip

posted Jan 28, 2015, 6:44 PM by Jim Black   [ updated Nov 17, 2020, 10:18 AM by Joe Scout ]
November.  14, 15, 2014
Lost Sea Caverns, Sweetwater TN
19 boys and 6 leaders

The first night we camped at KOA West, in Asheville, NC.  It was late or dark when we got there and it was quite cold.  By morning it was 15 degrees and quite chilly.  We had breakfast, relaxed, played, worked on advancements.  We packed up, had lunch and finished packing up for the 2nd half of the drive to Lost Sea Caverns in Sweetwater, TN. 

After some orientation and dinner at their restaurant, we grabbed our gear for the night in the cave, and climbed up to a natural cave entrance and walked down about 140 steps into the cave.  We spent the next several hours exploring parts of the tourist area of the cave, took a boat ride out onto the lake and saw big fish.  The best part was crawling, rolling and sliding through many obstacles, crevices and other wise tight areas to squeeze through, that the normal tourists don't get to see.  It wasn't muddy, but we sure got dirty.

At the end of the evening, we laid out our tarps, sleeping bags in a big cavern in the cave and slept the night there.  In the morning, we packed up, and climbed back out the 140 steps out of the cave and packed up our gear one more time into the trailer.  We enjoyed a breakfast there at their restaurant and drove home. 

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2014-11 Lost Sea Cave Trip