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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room Names - H

Room

Date

Named By

Explanation

Habeus Corpus

11/11/2006

James Wilson, Tim Moreland, Howard Bartlett, Srdjan Pasic'
Haggis Hall

02/10/2001

Dennis Laird, Bruce Albright, Greg Glazner, Stuart Marlat
Hairball Crawl

05/11/1996

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer A crawl that had big balls of gypsum hair on the floor that prevented continued exploration of the crawl.
Hairy Hooter Room

05/11/1996

Evan Anderson, Hazel Barton, Shawn Kramer A double mound of calcified silt covered with gypsum hair.
Half-Mile Hall

08/01/1971

Andy Flurkey, Chris Hill, Bob Reinstatler Originally known as "Half-Mile Haul", this 2800 foot long passage's name was changed because the project director didn't feel that "Haul" was appropriate.
Hallelujah Trail

10/27/1984

John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti, Ken Allgier, Ed LaRock, Marvin Zaske The passage that connected the Snake Pit Entrance to Wind Cave.
Hallucinogenic Hall

05/26/1991

Paul Burger, Stan Allison, Dina Venezky, Bob Younger
Handle Hold Pit

08/01/1971

Chris Hill A pit which, fortunately, has a handle shaped hold right at its top.
Handle Hole

<1974

Hanging Rock Chamber

<06/01/1893

Alvin McDonald?
Happy Hollow

04/29/1986

Jim Pisarowicz, Greg Nepstad, Jim Nepstad A large upper level room. Everyone on the trip was happy to discover such a large "hollow."
Happy Route

05/13/1986

Jim Nepstad, Greg Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz This was the route from Happy Hollow across the "fault" to the western side of Wind Cave. It was only the second in-cave east to west route discovered after the Spillway (20 years earlier).
Hard Hat Area

11/30/1988

Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler, Bill Rodgers A crawl where Darren knocked a very large section of wall crust squarely onto Jim's helmet. The hard hat saved him.
Hard Scrabble Avenue

<1901

A passage located between the Rookery and the Opera House. Apparently named because of the extensive trail construction, filling, and grading that had to be completed in this area.
Harmon Den

06/19/2007

Chris Amidon, Abby Tobin, Alison Carlyle, Erin Niedringhaus A small town in North Carolina that Erin had never been too. She felt that she had finally been there after visiting this small passage.
Harmony Chimes

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Hauling-A-Passage

08/01/1970

Chris Hill A straight passage where long survey shots were taken.
Have Your Cake

07/29/2007

Chris Amidon, Erin Niedringhaus, Abby Tobin, Kristen Schulte The point that the survey crew stopped to celebrate Kristen's birthday with some cheescake and a recording of Wagner's "Flight of the Walkyrie's".
Hawk, The

03/15/1988

Darren Ressler, Jim Nepstad, Coleen Walte, Erik Major
Hay Day Room

02/17/1989

Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler, Bob Kobza, Marc Lamphere A large room named after Bob had exclaimed that they were having a "hay day" in the cave.
Haystack Hollow

07/18/1973

John Scheltens, Don Coons, Alvin McLane Mounds, looking like "haystacks", can be found in this area.
Headquarters of the TK

<06/01/1893

Alvin McDonald
Headwaters

01/19/1991

Jim Nepstad, Bob Kobza, Stan Allison A 30-foot diameter room where evidence indicated that a stream one entered.
Heartbeat Hall

09/11/1993

Dave Lester, Rich Wolfert, Kirk Haley A tight bellycrawl where the surveyors heard their heart beating in the confined quarters.
Heathers Fissure Room

03/?/1983

Shawn O'Day, Marie Buzzard, Scott Buck, Heather Pullen A low ceilinged room.
Heidis Raft Room

10/30/1985

Heidi Grengg, Jim Pisarowicz, Fred Roberts, Lars Virbeck A room first entered by Heidi Grengg with calcite rafts all over the walls and rocks of the room. It was Heidi's first survey trip.
Height of Fame

07/03/1891

Alvin McDonald, Willie and M.E. Crookam, George Lee
Helictite Forest

07/12/1973

Rick Banning, Andy Flurkey A small room with an abundance of helictites.
Helictro, The

10/31/1985

Heidi Grengg, Jim Pisarowicz, Fred Roberts, Lars Virbeck Named for all the small helictite bushes along one wall of this passage.
Hemingway Room

04/?/1981

Todd Cederholm, Rich Riski, Loure Wolfe, Birgitta Meade, Kathy Raymond
Hen Peck Pit

08/08/1992

Bryan Smith, Linda Gentile, Randy Brow, Stacy Smyth
Herbert Avenue

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Hi Hopes

05/04/1994

Dave Lester, Jamie Sherer, Margie Robinson, Steve Petruniak A 20-foot climb into an upper level lead in a fissure.
Hidden Chamber

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Hideout, The

05/02/1992

Michael Longo, Cassa Hadley, Jenny Kuhlman, Jason Soll, Tatt Mauszewski, Ken Andrews A room named by a NOLS survey party.
Hieroglyphic Dome

10/03/2006

Rod Horrocks, Vickie Siegel, William Stone A series of moonmilk runners following cracks on the walls of this upper level dome resemble Egyptian Hieroglyphics.
High Hopes

02/22/2003

Rod Horrocks, John Scheltens, Steve Baldwin A dome that corkscrews 54 feet above the Attic. The surveyors had "high hopes" for the area. They found a signature by Alvin McDonald dated 03/30/1892 at the top.
High Route

06/1891

Alvin McDonald A route located at the top of the "Cliff Climbers Delight" and starting at the Five Points Room.
Highland Pass Route

09/04/1966

Route from Cairn Room to the Chert Room.
Hills Cut-a-cross

1971?

Andy Flurkey, Mark Stock The HC survey, Hills Cut-a-cross.
Hip Hugger Hole

10/09/1993

Evan Anderson, Steve Lester, Alex Fong A tight squeeze near AIV19.
Hippo Hole

<5/3/1984

Near the Boot Heel Room.
His Satanic Majestys Call

<1901

A large rock flake that rings when it is struck. Also known as the Sounding Rock.
Hit Parade

01/19/1987

Joe Austin, Mike Bailey, Chris Gerow, Karen Rosga The survey team was carrying a small cassette tape player to play tunes while they surveyed in this area. It is not far off the tour route.
Hmm Hole

11/16/1988

Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler, Bill Rodgers An exposed pit that causes explores to give a concerned "hmm.." when first looking down it. It opens into a shattered room below.
Hobsons Bypass

05/29/2000

Rod Horrocks, Steve Langendorf, Sammi Langendorf An upper-level tube with no side passages that completed a route from the Pyramid Room to the Multipurpose Room, bypassing the Frostline and Hobson's Choice.
Hobsons Choice

1963

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn A flat out belly crawl where there is no choice about the way to continue. Named after a man in England named Hobson that offered commercial horse rides and who chose the horse each customer rode. "Hobsons Choice" meant no choice at all.
Hobsons Overpass

05/11/1991

Steve Smith, Kevin Smith, Jerry Hassemer A fissure passage overlying Hobsons Choice that connects to the Road Block.
Holding Tank

03/01/2005

Jason Walz, Larry Shaffer A lower level canyon and associated fissues that held the cavers, preventing them from continuing exploration at that level. They were attempting to find a connection to Monument Hall, located at the same elevation just to the south.
Hole In the Ace Room

05/11/1996

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer
Hole In The Wall

Located near the Shadowy Depths on the Fairgrounds Tour Route.
Hole Thing, The

05/30/1992

Jim Nepstad, Stan Allison, Mike Wiles, Myk Coughlin A 40-foot pit in a borehole on Route 66 that requires a handline to climb. Bob Kobza described the pit as a "hole thing".
Hollow Dome

01/27/1893

Alvin McDonald, J.D. McDonald, John Stabler, George Stabler
Holy Cross Room

07/09/1994

Dale Lankford, Kathy Lankford, Dennis Worthington, Rich Wolfert
Holy Lands

<1893

Alvin McDonald
House of the Fallen Snurd
Home of the Mountain Rat

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Homo Erectus

07/28/1986

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz Homo erectus translates from Latin as "Standing Man". This was the first place the explorers could stand after 3 ½ hours of surveying.
Honeymoon Hollow

05/22/1990

Jim Pisarowicz, Karen Rosga Jim and Karen surveyed this passage on their honeymoon after being married at Mystery Cave on May 19, 1990.
Honeymoon Run

08/23/2000

Rod Horrocks, Matt Harris, Jennifer Harris Named after Matt and Jennifer, who were on their honeymoon at the time of the survey.
Hoo-Pnew

01/08/2000

Evan Anderson, Pat Robertson, Shawn Kramer, Micah Ball This was a play on the words, "Who Knew?" as the explorers were surprised to discover this large room.
Hook Room

<5/18/1984

Located near the Natural Entrance.
Horn Hall

07/?/1972

Windy City Grotto Located near the Natural Entrance.
Hornets Nest

08/23/1964

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn A geode with a hole in it. Found in the ceiling above the Boxwork Chimney, it strongly resembled a hornet's nest. Another Hornets nest was named during the 1890's in St. Dominic Chamber on the Candlelight tour in the Historic Section.
Horse Head Room

05/07/1981

Lyn Peabody, Rich Oilman, Steve Matson, Alex Kazarinof A speleogen protruding from the wall resembles a horse head.
Hortas Lair

07/13/1991

Paul Burger, Gary Petrie, Louise Hose
Hospitable Pit

09/09/2006

Rod Horrocks, Ken Geu, Shawn Thomas, Nick Smith An easily climbed 40-foot deep fissure passage that was very inviting, sporty, and fun to climb for the surveyors.
Hospital

11/29/1890

Alvin McDonald, R.A. McAdam, T.L McAdam On Alvin McDonalds third exploration trip after breaking through the Devils Lookout barrier, he explored from the Hospital to Geode Hall.
Hospital Ward

10/09/2004

Rock Horrocks, Larry Shaffer, Sara Booth This moderate-sized room, which only has a small entrance and exit, was named because all three surveyors were not feeling well.
Hotel Fairburn

04/04/2006

Jason Walz, Bonny Armstrong, Eric Grunwald A room named after an abondened in hotel found in the town of Fairburn.
Hotel Johnson

05/16/2006

Jason Walz, Jessie Mann, Chris Dale A building in Custer, SD.
Hotel South Dakota

01/18/1997

Stan Allison, Paul Burger, Mike Wiles A nice upper level room 100-feet long, 25-feet wide and 12-feet high.
House of the Fallen Snurd

11/13/1982

Andy Flurkey, Ed LaRock, Eric Liebes, John Scheltens A fallen logomite ("snurd") can be found in this room.
Howards Pit

08/15/1972

Tom Bean, Jim Palmer, Joe Decker Named after Alan Howard?
Hump the Hoe Hall

01/19/1991

Jim Nepstad, Bob Kobza, Stan Allison
Hunting Ground

1907

W.A. Rankin An area opened up by a Park Service crew in 1907.
Hydro Piles

09/16/1990

Lottie Hufford, Mike Hanson, Dave Anderson

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