Undisclosed cave somewhere in Utah

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.
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.
 

3 comments:

Judd Zimmerman said... | March 17, 2015 at 4:30 AM

I really should have gone to this one with you guys.

Morgan Spratt said... | April 3, 2015 at 7:02 PM

Awesome pics. I love caving. Started in the caves and mines in a small town my grandom grew up in.

Melanie Parker said... | April 5, 2016 at 9:37 PM

The very back room we named the Silver Room for the coloring of some of the speleothems. I have always believed that the formation this cave is located in holds many more secrets that have yet to be discovered. It is just too large and the karst is too perfect not to hold more. Randy Parker 801-232-9554 handy