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– Jennifer Keith

Jennifer Keith


I wish I could remember exactly where this was, though I am fairly sure it was somewhere in Washington County. I met a small group of friends back in 2006 to explore the cave shown in this photo. I had never done any spelunking before, but one of my companions had visited this location on multiple previous occasions, so we knew it was safe, if still a good adventure. Entering the cave involved climbing down into a small hole. Once inside, the cavern opened up and we had plenty of room to walk around and explore. There were plenty of areas within the cave to walk without damaging the structure of the cave. We emerged a few hours later, crawling through a stream to come out the other side, soaked but exhilarated. This was an ultimate Ozark adventure for me as the area is full of interesting caves which are home to many unique species of creatures.