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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room Names - N

Room

Date

Named By

Explanation

N'Sync, The

02/24/2001

Matt Reece, Marc Ohms A small pit or "sink" that connects Aguileras Attic with Britneys Boudoir. Named after the popular teen band, N'Sync. In keeping with the teen rock group theme of the area.
Napoleons Tomb

<1901

A large breakdown block that resembles Napoleon's tomb. Located in the start of Browns Canyon.
Nasal Passage

11/01/1979

Jack Trossell A tight crawlway that you almost have to scrape your nose off to get through.
Nasbys Dome

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Natural Bridge Room

Natural Dump

01/23/1891

Alvin McDonald, Frank and Walter Stirling
Natural Entrance

1881

Tom Bingham, Jesse Bingham Refers to the entrance found in 1881 by Tom and Jesse Bingham.
Nature In Bloom

<1893

Alvin McDonald
Nave Junction

12/09/2000

Rod Horrocks, Chris Ingebretsen Passages radiate off this low room like "spokes from the hub of a wheel", thus the name.
Navi-Gate

06/14/1997

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin
Navi-Hole

06/14/1997

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin
Navi-Poo

07/05/1998

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Noah Daniels
Navi-Road

06/14/1997

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin
Navi-Way

06/14/1997

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin
Navidad

06/14/1997

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin
Navidead

06/14/1997

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin
Navideadendy

06/14/1997

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin
Navidud

06/14/1997

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin
Navi-Gate

06/14/1997

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Shawn Kramer, Myk Coughlin
Near Ice

04/13/1993

Jim Nepstad, Bill Hawn, Bob Phillips, Steve Lester, Steve Smith A puddle of water.
Nebraska Dome

07/04/1891

Alvin McDonald, M.E. Crookam, Willie Crookam, George Lee
Necessary Evil

07/09/1994

Evan Anderson, Bruce Albright, Hazel Barton, Paul Burger This is one of the few drops in Wind Cave that actually require a rope. It is a 45-foot rope drop into the Lunatic Fringe.
Needle Nook

03/19/1987

Jim Nepstad, Kevin Frasier, Greg Nepstad, Darren Ressler A series of low rooms with false floors and millions of gypsum needles.
Needles Highway

03/11/1992

Max Manzur, Becky Ward, Wes Allen, David Coles The NH (Needles Highway) survey.
Never Again Climb

04/10/1993

Max Mazur, Mike Mazur, John Coyne A difficult climb on the BHA survey.
Never Goes

11/30/1988

Jim Nepstad, Darren Ressler, Bill Rodgers A crawl that started underneath a false floor near the end of the Elephant Trunk and led to 700+ feet of cave. Jim had commented before they entered the crawl that false floors never go anywhere.
New Beginnings Room

06/11/1999

Rod Horrocks, Quincy Bahr, Rosie Bahr As the new cave specialist, Rod took on this area as his first project in Wind Cave, thus the name. The room had candle stubs and string probably dating from the Alvin McDonald era. Alan Howard began the survey into this room in 1962, but didn't finish it.
New Orleans Passage

08/18/1970

John Scheltens, Chris Hill The NO or New Orleans survey.
New Proportions

09/17/2005

Rod Horrocks, Karen Henker, Billie Myers Karen was the only person on the survey team that was able to fit through the sub 8" squeeze leading into this room. She stated that she was only able to fit because of a recent diet she had been on, thus the "new proportions". The "new" keeps with the them of the area (the New Beginnings and New Throne Rooms).
New Realities

11/16/1991

Jim Nepstad, Stan Allison, Bob Kobza After passing several large virgin leads on their survey, Jim declared that Wind Cave now had a "new reality", with big going passages in multiple directions.
New Throne Room

06/25/1999

Rod Horrocks, Derek Nelson, Bina Vanmali Named after Rod found a nice flat rock to sit down and sketch. This room was found off of the New Beginnings Room. Named to keep the "new" theme going. Rob Richardson first discovered the room on August 11, 1957 and left his name on the ceiling in the soft corrosion residue.
New York Elevated Railroad

<1901

Newkys Plunge

06/20/2006

Jason Walz, Stephanie Graham, Adam Newkirk Named after the nickname of one of the surveyors (Adam) that slipped and fell 14 feet at this site.
Newspaper Room

1890's

Andy Flurkey, Chris Hill Old newspaper, left behind by the McDonalds or Stablers in the 1890s, is scattered around this room. Rediscovered in December of 1971.
Nice Hummers

Named because the huge boxwork fins hum when someone yelled.
Nice Ice

04/16/1993

Bill Hawn, Bob Phillips, Steve Lester, Steve Smith, Jim Nepstad, Bob Kobza A crystal encrusted pool.
Ninas Cavern

03/20/1890

Alvin McDonald, Elmer McDonald, J.D. McDonald, George Stabler
No Forgivness Pit

09/14/1996

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Jim Wilson, Tim Moreland A 20-foot pit.
No Forgiveness Pit

09/14/1996

Hazel Barton, Evan Anderson, Jim Wilson, Tim Moreland A 20-foot pit.
No Kidding Hall

01/08/2005

Jason Walz, Sara Booth, Ben Hutchins A survey shot in this passage was 77 feet long with no side passages, "no kidding".
No Thru Streets

12/13/1980

John Scheltens, Dave Springhetti, Mike Wiles So named because its passages do not lead to anywhere.
No Way Crawl

11/25/1987

Jim Pisarowicz, Shaun Larson A tight crawl with an elusive breeze but there is no way that a person could continue on in this passage. Discovered at the end of a very frustrating day of exploring.
No! Don’t! Stop!

Noahs Beard

1893

Alvin McDonald This large display of gypsum resembles an old man's beard. Surveyed by Alan Howard in 1963.
Nobel Prize, The

05/06/1987

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz Large room off of the Super Conductor (the discovers thought that they will surely be given a Nobel Prize for this discovery).
Nokay Coral

09/14/2002

Mike Wiles, Carl Bern, Jeff Goben Located parallel with the OK Coral, this was not "OK", thus "nokay". It also had lots of brachiopods fossils.
Nook Room

02/23/1991

Bob Kobza, Jim Nepstad, Warren Netherton, Mike Paulick
North Dressing Room

<06/01/1893

Alvin McDonald
North Room

06/05/1885

L.C. Faris, Frank Halden, Charlie Roe The northern most room on the tour trails. This area was probably first entered before 1884, but this date is the earliest written record for the room. This room has also been called the Bridal Chamber because of a wedding held in this room.
Northwest Area

<1962

Northwest Territory

10/26/1991

Stan Allison, Paul Burger, Doug Kent Large room (100' x 100' x 40' high) and passage area just northwest of Southern Comfort.
Not Real Room

08/17/2004

Chris Amidon, Valoree Varick, Tom Jarvela A passage named because the surveyors found lots of evidence of an unused N.O.L.S. survey (NR) and lots of yellow flagging and because there was lots of room in this passage.
NSS Loop

1988

Jim Nepstad, John Scheltens During the 1988 NSS Convention held in nearby Hot Springs, the Club Room Recreation Route was expanded so it made a loop through the Winding Stair and Boxwork Chimney. The route was then renamed the NSS Loop. That recreation route was returned to the original route in the 2007 Cave and Karst Resource Management Plan.
Nuclear Winter Room

<1987

A small room with a pit in the floor and calcite-covered floors.
Nudist Colony

08/30/1964

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn Dave thought that this room with its multiple leads was more fun than a mosquito in a nudist colony.
Nursery Exhibit

<06/01/1893

Alvin McDonald
Nursery

<1966

Dave Schnute, Herb Conn, Jan Conn They decided that the number of geodes in this area meant it was the area where Soilcreeps hatch (mythical cave creatures known as Hodags in other parts of the country). These creatures (calcite coated projections) are said to constantly grab at you, ripping your clothes or drop rocks on your head.
Nursery Exhibit

03/07/1905

Alvin McDonald
Nuthouse

07/12/1973

Rick Banning, Andy Flurkey
Nutcracker, The

<5/3/1984

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