This is another Utah County Cave that I need to keep nameless to help protect the cave. Enjoy the pics!READMORE
After 4 years of searching we were finally able to locate this one. Rodney Horrocks and Randy Parker originally discovered and surveyed it back in 1995. Although it is only 140' long it is a well decorated cave. Because of the size of the cave (or lack thereof), we had to be extremely careful not to bump many of the delicate features.READMORE
The entry is one of the tightest spots, and very awkward with breakdown and a tall stalagmite in the middle of the floor.
A tight climb up a flowstone wall leads into the largest room of the cave... "Ribbon Room".
This is Shane coming through the squeeze into Ribbon Room.
This bacon is nearly 14' long and is the main feature that gives the room it's name.
The boulder on the right is pretty interesting. It formed stalactites in one direction, fell, then formed more in its new position.
I love the unique yellow tint to many of the features found in this cave.
These were lots of fun helectities throughout the cave.
This is one of the main features of Ribbon Room.
The walls were wet and actively growing more curtains.
A couple of fun columns with the large bacon in the background.
This is looking back down the passage leading out of the Ribbon Room and up towards Silver Room.
This white bacon in Silver Room is one of my favorite features in the cave.
The silver of Silver Room.
Beyond Silver Room there is a small pool that you have to awkwardly navigate around.
A nice long soda straw.
This is looking up past the pool towards the back of the cave.
And this is the very back.
Big Brush Creek Cave is the second largest cave in Utah at just under 5 miles, with it's deepest point at about 850 feet deep. The cave is often clogged with huge logs and other debris from spring run off running through the middle of it. Generally spring time is not recommended unless there is very little spring run off.READMORE
Guano Abyss is a cave that was found back in the 1970's and has been lost to the caving world for the past 40 years. We were able to re-locate it while on a search and rescue for a missing hiker. We didn't get time to fully explore it so we will definitely have to get back there soon.