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DiscGo
03-25-2007, 08:14 AM
Here are a bunch of pictures:
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0711.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0712.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0715.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0749.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0744.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0746.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0721.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0738.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0751.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0737.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0759.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0761.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0766.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0768.jpg
This was honestly about the clearest water. It was surprising to find such clear water in a cave.
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0775.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/DiscGolfDiver/Spring0782.jpg

Cirrus2000
03-25-2007, 09:39 AM
Sweet photos! :nod:

Now tell us about them!

:popcorn:

DiscGo
03-25-2007, 09:53 AM
I'm too lazy :haha:. The just of it was that we just had the cave to ourselves for exploring and we had a great time.

Cirrus2000
03-25-2007, 01:05 PM
we had a great time.
That's the important thing. :2thumbs: Glad you did!

jumar
03-25-2007, 03:06 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the pics. I'm still disappointed I ddin't get to do this cave when I had the chance. They don't issue permits for it in the summer. Would you recommend it to others, if I try to do it this fall?

scoutabout
03-25-2007, 04:31 PM
Where is this cave? Who is in charge of issuing permits?

Scott P
03-25-2007, 10:23 PM
Where is this cave?

NW Utah; very well known, but you can only visit by permit in the past few years, so contact the BLM. There was no permit system before a couple years ago.


Who is in charge of issuing permits?

BLM Salt Lake City Field Office. Application below:

http://www.caves.org/grotto/timpgrotto/Crystal%20Cave%20Permit%20Request.pdf

Sorry, no OHV's allowed inside the cave. :naughty: :nono:

DiscGo
03-25-2007, 10:41 PM
Nice job with all the info Scott.


I would recommend doing Crystal Cave but I would only recommend it to someone with an SUV. I found out on this trip that my Outback is not my Jeep. I actually bottomed out a couple of times getting there and my car got scratched on some narrower parts of the road out there.


(I had no advanced warning of the poor conditions of the roads).


That being said, it was cool. And it was fun being the only people there. I think it is because of Bats (in an attempt to preserve their habitat?) that they do not issue permits in the Summer. (I'm pretty sure that this upcoming weekend is the final until Fall). I'm sure you have been to cooler places Jumar but I thought it was fun.

Cirrus2000
03-25-2007, 10:59 PM
Who is in charge of issuing permits?
Sorry, no OHV's allowed inside the cave. :naughty: :nono:
:roflol:

DiscGo
03-25-2007, 11:08 PM
This is probably not interesting but here is a clip of Ruth in the cave:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dbrhDKfh6s

Cirrus2000
03-25-2007, 11:31 PM
I can see the shadow of your camera, too! That's actually kind of funny.

Cool - thanks for posting that. It may not be totally "riveting", but it's definitely interesting enough to post!

jumar
03-26-2007, 07:12 AM
Cool stuff :2thumbs:

:nod: