|Alien formation. Courtesy of Teddy Marsdan|
You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.
From the early computer game, Adventure, by Will Crowther and successors.
Ennis Cave, Stone County, Arkansas.
|Photo by Earl Neller|
Smoth contoured walls, dry gravel floors (this is not always the case during seasonally wet weather. We have seen the cave flood to where we had to skirt deep pools by rerouting through higer side galleries and on high gravel banks.)
They developed a cavers' campground, outhouse and sauna, and went on finding new and often very attractive areas underground. One new find was within a short distance of the entrance.
Acknowlegements: Earl Neller, who first took us to Ennis Cave; Brent Wilkins for support and use of his photos; Teddy Marsdan, for kindly letting me use her artwork; Marty Griffin, for photos and encouragement' and especially, Randy and Kevin Rose, owners of the Ennis Cave Preserve, for their help, permission to use media from Enniscave.net, and especially, for making the cave safe to enter and accessible to qualified cavers.
A Memorial thank you to pioneer caver Lon Odell, and to Chuck Van Arsdale, who enthusiastically joined me on that wild ride, Labor Day, 1972.