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Airmans Cave - Bats and cave crickets.

Airmans Cave - Bats and cave crickets.

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Maple Run - Flowstone.

Maple Run - Flowstone.

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Whirlpool Cave - Salamander on rock.

Whirlpool Cave - Salamander on rock.

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Whirlpool Cave - Cave bacon.

Whirlpool Cave - Cave bacon.

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Goat Cave - Wes and Nathan.

Goat Cave - Wes and Nathan.

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Goat Cave - Kara on rope.

Goat Cave - Kara on rope.

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Crazy Indian Cave at Kuhn Ranch - Two crickets.

Crazy Indian Cave at Kuhn Ranch - Two crickets.

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Whirlpool Cave - Greedo on the Millenium Falcon.

Whirlpool Cave - Greedo on the Millenium Falcon.

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Airmans Cave - Cave salamander just outside entrance.

Airmans Cave - Cave salamander just outside entrance.

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Kickapoo Caverns - Soda straws

Kickapoo Caverns - Soda straws

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Grutas de Bustamante - Inside the main room.

Grutas de Bustamante - Inside the main room.

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Grutas de Bustamante - Electrical wiring inside cave.

Grutas de Bustamante - Electrical wiring inside cave.

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Grutas de Bustamante - Formation with graffiti to be cleaned (if possible).

Grutas de Bustamante - Formation with graffiti to be cleaned (if possible).

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Grutas de Bustamante - Charley and Kara cleaning graffiti.

Grutas de Bustamante - Charley and Kara cleaning graffiti.

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Maple Run - Edward gives thumbs up.

Maple Run - Edward gives thumbs up.

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Maple Run - Group

Maple Run - Group "after" shot.

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Grutas de Bustamante - Pattern on wall of Red Room.

Grutas de Bustamante - Pattern on wall of Red Room.

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Grutas de Bustamante - Brown Knobs.

Grutas de Bustamante - Brown Knobs.

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Grutas de Bustamante - Flowstone.

Grutas de Bustamante - Flowstone.

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Grutas de Bustamante - Flowstone with Column.

Grutas de Bustamante - Flowstone with Column.

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Whirlpool - Cave Bacon - Picture by Jacob Powers (2006).

Whirlpool - Cave Bacon - Picture by Jacob Powers (2006).

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Whirlpool - The Attic - Picture by Jacob Powers (2006).

Whirlpool - The Attic - Picture by Jacob Powers (2006).

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Bat in Punkin cave.

Bat in Punkin cave.

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Matt using mapping instruments.

Matt using mapping instruments.

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Getting ready to plunge into Punkin cave.

Getting ready to plunge into Punkin cave.

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David using instruments.

David using instruments.

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Crash Kennedy sketching - Picture by David Ochel (2006)

Crash Kennedy sketching - Picture by David Ochel (2006)

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A dirty bunch in Punkin cave

A dirty bunch in Punkin cave

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Mike S. and Gary F. setting stations - Picture by David Ochel (2006)

Mike S. and Gary F. setting stations - Picture by David Ochel (2006)

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Crash Kennedy rigging rope - Picture by David Ochel (2006)

Crash Kennedy rigging rope - Picture by David Ochel (2006)

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Tone descending cable ladder - Picture by David Ochel (2006)

Tone descending cable ladder - Picture by David Ochel (2006)

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Gary at the back entrance to one-legged-man - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

Gary at the back entrance to one-legged-man - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

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David in the one-legged-man - Picture by Tone Garot (2007)

David in the one-legged-man - Picture by Tone Garot (2007)

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Tone, Gary, and David after Airmans - Look!  There's water in Barton Creek! (2007)

Tone, Gary, and David after Airmans - Look! There's water in Barton Creek! (2007)

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Results of 2007 Guano Gathering - Picture courtesy of Carol Schumacher

Results of 2007 Guano Gathering - Picture courtesy of Carol Schumacher

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Susan Souby at the Aggy Art Gallerie - Picture by Tone Garot (2007)

Susan Souby at the Aggy Art Gallerie - Picture by Tone Garot (2007)

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Rope Night at Gary's - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

Rope Night at Gary's - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

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Rope Night at Gary's - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

Rope Night at Gary's - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

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Cristina descending into Midnight Cave - Picture by David Ochel (2008)

Cristina descending into Midnight Cave - Picture by David Ochel (2008)

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Kris rappelling into Midnight Cave - Picture by David Ochel (2008)

Kris rappelling into Midnight Cave - Picture by David Ochel (2008)

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Saj descending into Midnight Cave - Picture by David Ochel (2008)

Saj descending into Midnight Cave - Picture by David Ochel (2008)

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Crowd in Midnight Cave - Picture by David Ochel (2008)

Crowd in Midnight Cave - Picture by David Ochel (2008)

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Liza rappelling into Midnight Cave - Picture by David Ochel (2008)

Liza rappelling into Midnight Cave - Picture by David Ochel (2008)

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Rope Practice at Gary's - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

Rope Practice at Gary's - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

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David in Ice Box Cave, Colorado Bend State Park - Picture by Devra Heyer (2007)

David in Ice Box Cave, Colorado Bend State Park - Picture by Devra Heyer (2007)

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Devra in Ice Box Cave, Colorado Bend State Park - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

Devra in Ice Box Cave, Colorado Bend State Park - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

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Sandi and Wes getting ready to survey New Orleans Cave, CBSP - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

Sandi and Wes getting ready to survey New Orleans Cave, CBSP - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

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Eric ascending from Gorman Falls Cave, CBSP - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

Eric ascending from Gorman Falls Cave, CBSP - Picture by David Ochel (2007)

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Aimee Beveridge at Agua Verde in Coahuilla Mexico watching Kristina Hager climb - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

Aimee Beveridge at Agua Verde in Coahuilla Mexico watching Kristina Hager climb - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

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Andy Zenker getting on rope at Midnight cave - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

Andy Zenker getting on rope at Midnight cave - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

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Devra rapelling into groundhog cave - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

Devra rapelling into groundhog cave - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

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Gary rappelling into midnight cave - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

Gary rappelling into midnight cave - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

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Heather in Midnight cave - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

Heather in Midnight cave - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

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Lacey Heath coming out of Midnight cave - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

Lacey Heath coming out of Midnight cave - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

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Sandi Calhoun Greenbelt Climbing - Picture by Ellie Thoene (2009)

Sandi Calhoun Greenbelt Climbing - Picture by Ellie Thoene (2009)

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Bill Russell and Andy Zenker after digging in Resistivity Cave - Picture by Andy Zenker (2008)

Bill Russell and Andy Zenker after digging in Resistivity Cave - Picture by Andy Zenker (2008)

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Airman's Cave, April 2009 - Picture by Curtis Wood (2009)

Airman's Cave, April 2009 - Picture by Curtis Wood (2009)

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Maple Run, Oct 2008 - Picture by Curtis Wood (2008)

Maple Run, Oct 2008 - Picture by Curtis Wood (2008)

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Whirlpool Cave, June 2007 - Picture by Curtis Wood (2007)

Whirlpool Cave, June 2007 - Picture by Curtis Wood (2007)

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Airmans Cave Millipede - Picture by Shayne Hawkins (2009)

Airmans Cave Millipede - Picture by Shayne Hawkins (2009)

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Lacey Heath crossing the re-belay in blowing sink - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

Lacey Heath crossing the re-belay in blowing sink - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

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Sean Lewis and Ellie Thoene surveying in Pozo de Panqueque in the PEP area - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

Sean Lewis and Ellie Thoene surveying in Pozo de Panqueque in the PEP area - Picture by Joe Datri (2009)

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Paul Bryant climbing the Xibalba entrance of Sistema Tercer Ojo in Quintana Roo Mexico. - Picture by Joe Datri (2010)

Paul Bryant climbing the Xibalba entrance of Sistema Tercer Ojo in Quintana Roo Mexico. - Picture by Joe Datri (2010)

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Peter Sprouse and Paul Bryant in Sistema Kana Kiwi in Quintana Roo Mexico. - Picture by Joe Datri (2010)

Peter Sprouse and Paul Bryant in Sistema Kana Kiwi in Quintana Roo Mexico. - Picture by Joe Datri (2010)

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Will Quast talking about Whirlpool cave. - Picture by Alex Rose (2013)

Will Quast talking about Whirlpool cave. - Picture by Alex Rose (2013)

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Alex Rose and Matt Turner hanging out in Whirlpool cave. - Picture by Alex Rose (2013)

Alex Rose and Matt Turner hanging out in Whirlpool cave. - Picture by Alex Rose (2013)