Spelunking / Caving

Spelunking is the recreational sport of exploring caves, but no buddy really calls it spelunking anymore everyone just calls it caving. Caving is an excellent activity for the adventurous and curious individual any time of the year.

Caving, like skydiving or rock climbing, is as adventurous as you want it to be. There are caves that are suitable for beginners where can walk through on a paved path. And there are others that require hundreds of feet of crawling and wiggling  and rappelling down some tight places .

Humans have been drawn to caves since prehistoric times. Modern archeologists have found evidence that people believed caves were sacred places in which to carry out religious rites and ceremonies. In prehistoric times, caves offered stable interior temperatures and protection from harsh weather and enemies. In more recent times, caves have served as a place for hiding treasure, perfect environments for aging cheese and wine, and perfect natural labs for scientific discovery.

Worleys Cave in Tennessee and Roberts Cave in Virginia are safe for beginners and groups, providing an authentic and beautiful introduction to the life and landscape of the subterranean world.

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1655 Hwy 105 South Boone NC 28692

Join River and Earth Adventures for an underground caving experience you will never forget. Caving is truly amazing. Formed in limestone over 550 million years old with better formations than any commercial cave within hundreds of miles

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http://www.raftcavehike.com/index.php?option=co...   Last Updated on 4/29/2010
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19929 US 221 North Marion, NC   28752 Tel: 800-419-0540

Linville Caverns is an ideal destination for visitors of all ages. Courteous and experienced guides take you into the subterranean world, giving you the history of the caverns and allowing you to view the grand work of nature.

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http://www.linvillecaverns.com   Last Updated on 4/29/2010
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131-B S. Depot Street  Boone NC 28607  Tel: 828-265-3544
Travel 63.22 miles  -  1:19 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina

Rock Dimensions  - Boone   , NCRock Dimensions uses caves that are suitable for beginners, meaning that the main passages are tall enough to walk through, with some narrow corridors and shallow ceilings. These caves also contain much smaller passages branching off and curving back around to the main corridor, so those who have the desire to explore can experience crawling and wiggling through some tight places.

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http://rockdimensions.com/caving.html   Last Updated on 9/13/2008
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1380 Hwy 105 South Boone NC 28607 Tel: 800-262-9036
Travel 63.58 miles  -  1:18 hours from downtown Elkin, North Carolina

High Mountain Expeditions - Boone , NCCave trips are fun for both adults and children of all ages. It is amazing when grown men and women start getting muddy, they also start to smile and become kids all over again. In every cave that you will explore, there will be vast chambers and windy crawlways to maneuver thru.

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http://www.highmountainexpeditions.com/caving.htm   Last Updated on 9/13/2008