Join local professor Mike Nardacci on a hike through a wild cave near Gallupville, NY, featuring high passageways, an immense dome, and beautiful displays of calcite formations. Participants will meet at Noon at the Stewart’s in Altamont and caravan to the entrance and don caving gear for a 90-minute expedition into beautiful Schoharie Caverns.
The trip will not require any crawling, but the cave is WET and participants will be walking through a cold cave stream varying between a few inches and two feet in depth. Sturdy boots and warm woolen socks or diver’s booties are highly recommended–no sneakers! Helmets will be provided, and all participants should be wearing gloves and warm clothing as the cave temperature is about 48 degrees. THREE DIFFERENT light sources are also REQUIRED–headlamps particularly are recommended. Participants should also have a complete change of clothing and shoes for after the cave trip. (There is a cabin at the cave entrance for privacy while changing.)
The trip will be limited to a maximum of 13 participants and the trip is not recommended for those under 15.
If you have any questions, please contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.