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Going Caving in West Virginia

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Organ Cave Where: Near Lewisburg, W.Va., in Greenbrier County How to access: The cave has more than 45 miles of mapped passages. Tours are offered year-round, and are by reservation only from November through April.Reservations are recommended May through October.

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Going Caving in Virginia

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Fountain Cave Where: Grottoes, Va., in Augusta and Rockingham counties, adjacent to the more accessible Grand Caverns How to access: While this cave once had walkways, it is now a wild cave ideal for a more adventurous caving experience. Cavers

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Going Caving in Tennessee

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Worley’s Cave Where: Bluff City, Tenn., in Sullivan County How to access: Worley’s is located on private property, and it is recommended that visitors tour the cave with a third-party outdoor recreation company, such as High Mountain Expeditions, River &

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Going Caving in North Carolina

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Linville Caverns Where: Linville, N.C., in Avery County. How to access: Linville Caverns is one of the most accessible caving experiences in Appalachia, with portions open to wheelchairs. The caverns are open to the public daily March through November, with

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Spelunking the Highlands | Owning the Caves

Worley’s Cave: Worthy of Respect and Care By Matt Grimley With my headlight loosely strapped and my boots tightly tied, I walked into the mouth of Worley’s Cave and I realized something: 28 boy scouts. That’s how many boy scouts

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