southport chronic cavers grotto
"What a great weekend! A big thank you to Buddy and Mark, the food, beer, fireworks, and most of all the great gathering of friends." - Carl Bishop, on 'PorterFest 2005

"Y" Cave Survey - April 23, 2005

This cave has several entrances in a bluff overlooking the Buffalo River. The main entrance is pictured below, while two other "skylight" entrances are hidden above and to the west (right, in this picture).

Julie Shenk Brown, Sheldon Clutts, Robert Sewell and Ed Shackelford surveyed over 600 feet on this first trip. We had a blast.

Entrance Sheldon wiggles out of a side passage crawl Doesn't Ed look happy to get out of this crawl?
The Clutts family enjoy a timeout Julie and Ed take a break Julie works her way into another low crawl.