Green Eyed Monster


Green Eyed Monster is another cave that never would have been seen if some miners didn't happen to dig right into it. After a tight squeeze at the bottom of this corrugated tube, the mine drift continues for quite a ways until it broke into the cave. The features inside are very interesting and most have a strange green tint to them.

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The entrance. Permission must be obtained by the land owner before entering the mine.

Jeff and John in "The Big Room"

Cameron & Jeff in "The Big Room"



Cameron climbing into the "Hump Room".

Looking up into the "Attic".

A small rimstone pool in "The Loop".



Cameron in "The Phosphorescent Crack".

Spencer in "The Phosphorescent Crack".

The entire group in "The Column Room" (From left to right: John, Cameron, Sam, Scott, Jeff, Spencer, Shane [behind the camera])

Our guides Scott and Sam ( S & S Adventures) in "The Column Room".













Shane standing between two columns in the "Hump Room".

Spencer squeezing through the tight spot on "The Loop".
This cave easily makes our top 10 list because of the quantity and size of the formations, the large rooms and beautiful colors.

The following pictures were taken in the Medusa Room on the original discovery trip made back in 1973. Images are courtesy of Stephen Kendorski.




 

5 comments:

Jon said... | June 27, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Great pictures, guys. Thanks.

Keena and Elin said... | June 27, 2009 at 11:16 PM

Great pictures! Although I don't know if I would ever dare to do this with you guys, I do enjoy your pictures. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Scott said... | June 28, 2009 at 8:07 AM

Great trip guys, Love the pics!

MA-Caver said... | December 12, 2009 at 1:05 PM

You've should've seen this cave some 15 years ago. Lots of the formations that were still intact are now destroyed ... 30 years ago there was a formation known as the Medusa, a soccer sized ball of that green florescence that was covered with pure white helectites. Dale Green probably has the only photo/slide of the formation existing.

Ryan Turner said... | January 17, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Hey this looks great! Just some quick questions, do you have to use gear to descend/ascend? or is it walk/climeable? Is it accessible during winter? Loving the blog! Keep it up!