• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

William Babingtons Subterranean Experiences - Spelunking And Geology of Area Caves

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Date: August 15, 2011

Join us at Bighorn Canyon NRA’s Horseshoe Bend Campground for an evening campfire program on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 8 p.m.

William Babington, presently a National Park Service lifeguard and avid caver, will be presenting a program on the geology of local caves and sharing his personal experiences of caving across the country and in some of the local cave systems. Babington says, “I’ll be discussing freezing water, tight squeezes, vertical drops, and other subterranean experiences related to the wonders that await us underground.”

Babington is a passionate caver. He has been an active member of the National Speleological Society since 2000. He has caved in diverse locales from New Mexico to British Columbia, Canada. His most recent caving adventures led him into the Bighorn Caverns/Horse Thief cave system. Babington will have a variety of caving gear on hand while he explains caving techniques and safety protocol.

For current lake conditions or help planning a visit to Bighorn Canyon National Recreation, visitors may call the Cal S. Taggart Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center at 307-548-5406, the Afterbay Contact Station at 406-666-2452 or visit our the park website at www.nps.gov/bica.

Did You Know?

Bighorn Canyon from the lake, photo by Sharon Genaux

The sequence of events that comprise the geological history of Bighorn Canyon is exceedingly similar to that of the Grand Canyon. More...