• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Hoo-Pnew Discovery

Evan Anderson in the Hoo Pnew area

Evan Anderson in the Hoo Pnew area

NPS Photo

Trip: On 1/8/2000, Evan Anderson led Pat Roberson, Micah Ball, and Shawn Kramer to the Easter Basket area in the Western Fringe Section.

Trip Report: We pushed leads near the Easter Basket. We surveyed into a nasty breakdown crawl that led into large cave that we named Hoo-Pnew, which looks to be the other half of Deep Confusion. We were soon getting 40-foot shots and named another large room the Mosaics! We mopped-up all the leads off of the big passage. We surveyed 1,055 feet total and left a few leads.

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Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.