Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dam Cave 1 - Represa

Somewhere in the Camuy area (Hatillo, Arecibo) we arrived, parked, and walked through fields of cows and stickers to arrive at the entrance to the "Dam" Cave. It was a large opening.

Pretty quickly the roof lowered and we had to go into crouch mode - it was a great work out for the legs as we had to squat more and more and more.

It kept getting lower and lower and lower and then would open a little more until finally we could stand up.

We had to climb up and into a little hole to get to the next part. I opted for feet first since you couldn't turn around and I couldn't see what this would come out into - turned out to be a 6 foot drop.

When things opened up we saw a lot of really spectacular formations. Nature's architecture is pretty wonderful. There were occasional places where stalactite spears and dropped curtain formations had fallen and stuck into the floor - a helmet won't help you in that case!

Here's Julio coming out the hole. Note that he is wearing gloves - something that is a good idea (I need to get some) when you are in Karst country.


Anonymous said...

Jeff and Katrina!

Thanks for sharing the great and amazing pictures and stories of your cave adventures! I don't think I would want to be inside that cave when it rains. It seems that subterranean water system could rise quickly if it rains elsewhere.

Thanks again,


Cassie said...

That's cute, the "dam cave". That reminds me of the Chevy Chase movie. The "dam store" the "damn dam". :-)