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jumar
01-30-2008, 12:37 PM
May 24-26 2008 - NCA Regional
Location: Wapi Lava Flow, Idaho
This year the regional is being hosted by the Gem State Grotto at the site of the former commercially operated Crystal Ice Cave on the Wapi lava flow.

The Wapi lava flow is part of the Craters of the Moon National Monument and is situated on the Great Rift, a 65 mile long series of cracks in the earths crust where lava pushed up and flowed out onto the surface, or erupted to form spatter cones like South Grotto, which is supposed to have been surveyed to over 600 feet deep.

The camping will be primitive so you will need to bring everyting. The nearest town (American Falls) is about 1 hour away from the camp site. The Gem State Grotto is going to offer a meal plan for at least some of the meals, more details to follow. We will try to get the BLM to send out a water truck but for now you should plan on ringing all the water you will need. There will be port-a-potties on site.

Caving will range from easy walking family caves like Lariat, ice caves like Moss, short drop vertical entrance caves like Sullivans (23 feet), and deep vertical caves like Creons (190 feet) and South Grotto (325 feet, or more?).

We are working on a website full of information and there will be more updates to follow.

We hope to see you all there, come check out this unique and interesting geological area!

Contact: Sam Lair, Vice Chair, Gem State Grotto

jumar
04-08-2008, 06:10 AM
Website for this event
http://www.gemstategrotto.org/NCA2008Regional.html