Clarksville Cave Landslide From Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Lee

We went to the Clarksville Caves today, and the Gregory Entrance, the back one, had a landslide happen right outside the entrance! Not to mention that the whole cavern was flooded from the Gregory entrance back to the sump! We talked to a group of cavers who went to the Sump from the Ward Entrance, and had to turn around there. They went on to the Lake Room, (Star Chamber) and then did the Thook. Those parts of the cave were fine. But the rock slide was amazing. A whole side of the hill with a huge tree slid down, and some huge chunks of the cliff above the entrance fell in front of it, with huge piles of gravel falling into the entrance itself. It’s about half as big as it used to be. Amazing stuff.


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