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Moaning Caverns Adventure

posted Mar 18, 2012, 7:09 PM by ted marcopulos   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 7:09 PM by Brent Browning ]

This weekend 13 Scouts explored the depths of the Moaning Caverns in Vallecito.  

Nine of the Scouts rappelled 165 feet into the main chamber then set off on a cave exploration tour where they crawled, climbed and slid through some incredibly small spaces.  The other four scouts climbed down a 13 story spiral staircase that was made from metal reclaimed from a WW1 battleship.  The views in the Cavern were really interesting.   Some of the formations are more than 500000 years old and are formed 1 drop of water at a time.  The four Scouts that did the walking tour climbed back out the cave and harnessed up for a 1500 foot zip line run (in the rain).  All the scouts and the adult leaders spent the weekend at a cabin in Arnold.  A treat for all was a significant winter storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow.  The Scouts had a great time building a fort, sledding and of course have a good-ol snow ball war.
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