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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room Names - L

Room

Date

Named By

Explanation

LA Freeway

08/01/1970

Chris Hill Located on the LA survey, this passage bypasses several small crawls on the JF route to the lakes.
La Mesa Hundida

07/17/1965

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn A single breakdown block that resemebled a mesa. This phrase means "the sunken table" in Spanish. This series of small rooms is located along the "Spanish Trail" (ST) survey. Resurveyed by Don Coons and Bob Reinstatler on 07/17/1973
La Scala

05/26/2007

Chris Amidon, Erin Niedringhaus, Don Anderson A stairstepping tube off of a dome that reminded the surveyors of some stairs. It is a Verdi Opera translated roughly as "stairs".
Lacework Canyon

07/05/1980

Chuck Bertsch, Phil Dodge, Rod O'Sullivan, Gordon Messling An area with very delicate boxwork
Lacework Eyes

04/05/1991

Martha Kubicek, Doiug Pflugh, Tom Shields, T?m Sulser Two pits near GBC6 that resemble eyes
Lachugala Room 05/11/1991 Louise Hose, Vi Allured, Ted Lappin, Mike Frazier
Lackagluten Chamber

07/14/1976

Phil Dodge, Don Frankfort, Bob Huber, Jim Palmer The ceiling in this room is very crumbly, with nothing apparently holding it together, hence, "lack of gluten"
Ladder of Death

12/10/1991

Stan Allison, Darryl Maleike
Ladys Easter Bonnet

<1901

Lake Land

10/22/1986

Jim Pisarowicz, Bob Kobza A water filled passage that was measured at 9.8 feet deep
Lake-side Scenery

07/04/1891

Alvin McDonald, George Lee, M. E. Crookam, Willie Crookam
Lakes Route

<05/15/1991

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn The flagged route that goes from Buffalo Gap, Boxwork Chimney, Base Camp 1, Garden Gate, City Hall and back
Lamprey Mouth

08/01/1971

Chris Hill A geode that looks like the mouth of a lamprey
Lamprey Room

08/01/1971

Chris Hill A high passage near the Lamprey Mouth
Land Bridge, The

02/28/2005

Jason Walz, Larry Shaffer Room named after a pendent that connects the floor and the ceiling
Land of 10,000 Lakes

12/01/1970

John Scheltens, Andy Flurkey Named for the areas abundance of small pools
Land of a Million Leads

08/01/1971

Chris Hill, Nelson Kuniansky, Steve Nordstrom, John Scharres
Land of Broken Light Bulbs

06/09/1997

Abby Wines, Joanne Vokum, Sarah Shreeves, Stacy Smyth Area near the Coliseum on the Fairgrounds Tour Route where several broken light bulbs reside.
Land of OZ

08/08/1972

Scott Brougham, Alvin McLane, Ted Self A series of passages along the OZ survey.
Lander Room

04/13/2002

Rod Horrocks, Dennis Laird, Stacy Tostrup, Darren Wells This name was chosen because this trip was requested by two N.O.L.S. (National Outdoor Leadership Instructors) instructors from Lander, WYO.
Lands End

01/22/1893

A.F. McDonald, Saura V. Smith, Mary McDonald, Fred Darlington
Lars Run

10/30/1985

Jim Pisarowicz, Heidi Grengg, Fred Roberts, Lars Virbeck Named for Lars Virbeck, the first person to get into this passage.
Laugh Track

04/29/1986

Jim Nepstad, Greg Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz When Greg Nepstad first crawled into this room Jim Pisarowicz and Jim Nepstad were still in an incredibly tight passage. Up ahead of them they could hear Greg carrying on with a string of #$!#!'s which started them laughing.
Laura Cavern

<1895

Lazy S

<03/23/1989

Le Tempting Crack

02/08/1997

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer A tight vertical crack on the east edge of Navidad that no one dared to squeeze into.
Leach Pit

07/?/1972

John Scheltens, A. ?, Robert Lenz?
Leaders Monument

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Leaping Lizard Room

07/14/1973

Don Coons, Andy Flurkey This survey was called "Leaping Lizard" because it was the LL survey.
Left Branch

11/28/1890

Alvin McDonald, J.D. McDonald
Lemon Twist Room

11/11/2006

Karla Whittenburg, Tom Dotter, Carry Hunter, Ken Headrick Named after some yellow flowstone and 50 yellow stalactites. The twist originated because the survey wrapped down underneath this room.
Lenas Arbor

<1893

Alvin McDonald?
Leonardo Lizardo

05/01/1988

Jim Pisarowicz, Darren Ressler,Bob Kobza, Shaun Larson A 25-foot wide by 15-feet high room. Named after the nick names for lizards on a recent Mexico caving trip.
Leopard Skin Crawl

10/27/1984

Dave Springhetti, Ed LaRock, Ken Allgier Dave thought the walls in this crawl resemble leopard's skin. The is the passage that connected Blowhole Cave (Snake Pit Entrance) with Wind Cave.
Les Miserables

09/28/1991

Jim Nepstad, Mike Wiles, Stan Allison, Paul Burger A sharp squeeze.
Letter Box

Liberty Bell

1893

Alvin McDonald A rock on the floor that is cracked just like the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. In the Rookery.
Lifeboat

08/01/1971

Chris Hill, Nelson Kuniansky, Steve Nordstrom, John Scharres An area near the Iceberg and Titanic Room.
Light House, The

09/08/2007

Rod Horrocks, Ken Geu, Duff McCafferty A lighted room above the Temple on the Fairgrounds Tour Route. When seen from below, this upper room in lighted but there is no obvious way to climb up to it (access is from the top of the 89 Stairs).
Light & Fluffy Passage

02/10/1996

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Paul Burger
Lil' Bubble

1975

NPS Rangers This small, bubble shaped room looks like a smaller version of The Bubble.
Lincoln Falls

07/04/1891

Alvin McDonald, M.E. Crookam, Willie Crookam, George Lee
Lincolns Fireplace

1901

A small room with a low arched alcove that resembled a fireplace.
Lindas Stopper

07/01/1992

Dave Lester, Steve Lester, Kevin Smith, Linda Gentile, Becky Ward
Linnaeus Grotto

<1901

Professor Udden Named after a renowned Swedish botanist. Located in one corner of the Garden of Eden Room.
Lint Trap, The

11/10/2001

Carl Bern, Christa Schneider, Doug Pflugh The surveyors found what looked like a wad of lint hanging from the ceiling in this virgin area.
Lintpickers Stable

05/09/2007

Jason Walz, Janet Serino, David Lambert This room had a large rock in the shape of a horse and all of the surveyors had participated in the Wind Cave Restoration Camp, thus the name.
Little Lech

11/08/2003

Amy Bern, Jeff Goben, Skip Withrow, Barbara Smith A tall fissure passage covered with frostwork that reminded the surveyors of some passages in the North Rift area of Lechuguilla Cave.
Little Mermaid Room

05/13/2000

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Amy Johnson, Jeff Goben
Little Muddies

<1983

Named during a N.O.L.S. expedition.
Living Room

04/08/2000

Jamie Sherer, Ron Sherer, Steve Turner, Deb Slinkard A comfortable joint-controlled passage with a soft sandy floor.
LJH Room

1979

A dead-end room named after a soot inscription on the walls that reads "LJH". Named during a N.O.L.S. expedition.
Loading Dock, The

10/05/2004

Rod Horrocks, Jason Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Jeremy Anderson During the resurvey of this room, which has been known since the 1890's and surveyed a couple of times in the past (the last time in 1962), the surveyors named this previously unnamed room after three wall pendants that look like loading docks.
Loaf of Rye Bread

<1901

Lone Pine Point

09/25/1988

Steve Baldwin, Jim Nepstad Small room with a 8" logomite that nearly resembles a perfect Christmas tree.
Lone Tree

12/12/1982

Ken Allgier, John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti A single logomite is found in one corner of this room.
Lonely Palace

02/02/1895

Roy McDonald, Peter Paulson, John Stabler The words "Lonely Palace" were smoked on the ceiling of this long lost room rediscovered by Shaun Larson, Jim Nepstad, and Darren Ressler in December of 1987. Originally found on February 2, 1895 by Roy McDonald, Peter Paulson and John Stabler. One of the
Lonesome Road

08/30/1964

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn Jan Conn started singing the song, "Lonesome Road" after she looked up and down in this fissure passage. The words of the song were, "Look down, look down that Lonesome Road before you travel on".
Long Loop John Scheltens?
Loo, The

09/13/2003

Karla Whittenburg, Theresa Nowak, Christa Schneider A junction where some human excrement was found, possibly dating from a 1940's trip.
Looking Glass Fissure

04/09/2005

Rod Horrocks, Sara Booth, Duff McCafferty, Eric Kurth A narrow fissure that was entered through a hole in the wall that looked like a looking glass.
Looney Tubes

09/14/1991

Stan Allison, Paul Burger, Dawn Reed The discovery group chased the wind beyond Silent Struggle through this area.
Loose Cannon Pit

10/14/2000

Rod Horrocks, Derek Wolfe, Jonathan Brinson Located 30 feet from Loose Cannon Run, 17-year old Derek (fearless teenager) wanted to climb down this vertical 30-foot deep pit.
Loose Cannon Run

09/02/2000

Rod Horrocks, Derek Wolfe, Jim Lawton A virgin passage that Derek bolted down while the rest of the group was struggling through Woop-Dee-Do Crawl. Derek didn't return for 20 minutes, thus the name.
Loose Screw Room

10/31/1964

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn A large room named when a screw came loose on Herb's Brunton Compass and was lost in the breakdown. Later, Jan was kidding that they must have a screw loose to be doing this exploration. The explorers first looked into the room from a balcony off the Sound Barrier on 08/29/64, but didn't find a way into the room until 10/31/64.
Lorons Highway

07/23/1891

Alvin McDonald, Charles Holmes, C.F. McBride
Loss and Found

11/07/1992

Jim Nepstad, Stan Allison, Paul Burger, Bob Kobza
Lost & Found Room

11/14/1992

Dave Lester, Randy Brown, Kirk Haley A 30-foot diameter room that was __?
Lost Arrow Crawl

12/09/2007

Jason Walz, Larry Shaffer, Daryl Stisser, Cheryl Stisser A 1.5' high by 10" wide crawl that the surveyors found a carbide arrow pointing out of.
Lost Carbide Fissure

10/12/2002

Rod Horrocks, Seth Spoelman, Jason Walz Seth found a 1980's carbide lamp sitting on a ledge part way down a 26-foot deep pit in this fissure passage.
Lost Compass Crack

05/17/1979

John Scheltens, Carole Loskot, Dave Springhetti John lost a Brunton compass down this narrow crack.
Lost Continent of Atlantis

10/27/1986

Jim Pisarowicz, Bob Kobza, John Scheltens An area with many leads going off in all directions. Beyond the new lakes area.
Lost Crystals Cavern

08/08/1992

Bill Hawn, Rogert Phillips, Steve Huck, Murray Vogel Room with several types of quartz crystals.
Lost Knife Room

08/?/1972

Mark Stock, Nelson Kuniansky
Lost Paradise

1962

Alan Howard After a long series of crawls the explorers reached "lost paradise".
Lost Snurds

11/11/1982

Andy Flurkey, John Scheltens, Ed Larock A group of "snurds" (aragonite christmas trees) located away from the main group in a lower room.
Lost Zebra Maze

12/30/2002

Rod Horrocks, Dave Fairfield, Dennis Weeks, Aaron Munson An extensive mazy area that has numerous outstanding examples of Zebra Rock.
Lots-O-Mud Passage

10/09/1993

Evan Anderson, Steve Lester, Alex Fong A muddy passage.
Lotties Pride

07/03/1891

Alvin McDonald, M.E. Crookam, Willie Crookam, George Lee
Lovely Little Lake

10/22/1986

Jim Pisarowicz, Bob Kobza Small lake with clear greenish-blue water in the new lakes area that looks like it has a sumped lead.
Lovers Leap Pit

<02/14/1998

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer
Lovers Retreat

<01/1891

Lower Palestine

<06/01/1893

Alvin McDonald
Lower Road D

12/15/1984

Jim Pisarowicz, Warren Netherton This fissure passage has both an upper and lower component. The passage is named after Assistant Chief Naturalist (and Cave Specialist) Kay Rohde (pronounced Upper "Row-D").
Lucky Strike Room

08/15/2001

Rod Horrocks, Heather Veerkamp, Ben Tobin, Jonny Gobel A historic package of Lucky Strike cigarettes was found in this room. The surveyors also considered the 40 by 70-foot room a lucky strike to rediscover during this evening survey trip.
Lunar Rock

10/27/1986

Jim Pisarowicz, John Scheltens A very weathered rock near the Mammoths Backbone.
Lunar Tubes

<07/13/1991

A series of low crawls.
Lunatic Fringe

Paul Burger, Evan Anderson Paul wanted to keep with the "Western Fringe" theme. He thought it was crazy that they actually needed a rope to enter an area in Wind Cave.
Lunch Room

12/05/1984

Jim Pisarowicz, Warren Netherton The explorers ate their lunch in this room on the day of the rooms discovery. There are films of manganese on the walls.
Luray Cavern

07/04/1891

Alvin McDonald, M.E. Crookam, Willie Crookam, George Lee
Luray Dome

07/04/1891

Alvin McDonald, M.E. Crookam, Willie Crookam, George Lee
Lycos Hall

01/12/2000

Rod Horrocks, Steve Baldwin, Steve Langendorf, Sammi Langendorf A 60-foot long walking passage located below two upper-level rooms named Yahoo. They were both named after the Internet search engines Yahoo and Lycos.

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