Our state has an amazing geological and biological natural history. Too bad that so many of our neighbors know so little about it and seem to care eve less. We live in an amazing area that is, frankly, far more interesting than the Great Smoky Mountains.

In 2011, a team led by Jason Richards, cartographer and cave diver with the National Speleological Society, was able to get permission to explore the cave. Initially, they penetrated 1,300 feet into the cave. On their most recent dive in spring 2013, which lasted 349 minutes, they surveyed 10,800 feet, including 1,500 feet of new passageway, making this the longest known underwater cave in the U.S. outside of Florida.

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