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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room Names - #

Room

Date

Named By

Explanation

11:11 Room

05/19/1986

Jim Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz, Mike Bailey, Ted Myers This room was found at 11:11 according to their watches.
113 Floor

11/18/2004

Jason Walz, Larry Shaffer, Peggy Renwick The point that the survey team had surveyed 150 feet for the night and when the Wind Cave survey arrived at 113 miles.
125 Mile Nook

07/29/2007

Chris Amidon, Erin Niedringhaus, Abby Tobin, Kristen Schulte The point the Wind Cave survey reached 125 miles.
1897 Room

<4/21/1984

Daniel Fredman A room with the date 1897 written on the wall next to a big rock. Between the Cairn Room and the Amphitheater. Name was on a 1963 map by Daniel Fredman.
2 Pit Room

11/25/1988

David Gerboth, Matt Kramar, Mark Wickham A 30-foof diameter room with two pits in it.
320 Line 01/08/2005 Jason Walz, Sara Booth, Ben Hutchins The azimuths in this passage were continually 320 degrees. The "line" refers to the straightness, like a railroad line.
4 x 4 Freeway

11/23/1991

Doug Pflugh, Kreg Hamburger, Tom Shelby A straight, four foot by four foot crawl.
5,4,3,2,1 Contact

12/13/2003

Chris Amidon, Ben Tobin, Yancy Moore, Jeremy Tallent A 25-foot diameter room with five large leads leading off of it, thus the name.
500-Foot Pit

04/22/1986

Jim Nepstad, Greg Nepstad, Jim Pisarowicz At this 14-foot deep pit, the day's survey went over 500 feet in length.
54th Avenue

11/02/1990

Jim Nepstad, Mary Laycock, Stan Allison, Sue McDondald, Karen Hirschy, Jamie Wolfe The Wind Cave survey went over 54 miles in this passage.
57 Mile Hall

02/23/1991

Bob Kobza, Jim Nepstad, Warren Netherton, Mike Paulick The passage was where the survey hit the 57-mile mark.
5th Avenue

06/11/1994

Hazel Barton, Bruce Albright, John Ekeberg
80-Grit Passageway

09/09/2007

Jason Walz, Blake Caffee, Holly Scott, David Scott A bellycrawl that was covered with popcorn and sediment on the floor that felt like 80-grit sandpaper when the surveyors slid across it.
86-Mile Dome

11/27/1999

Rod Horrocks, Marc Ohms, Brad Oen A 22-foot high dome that was encountered just as the cave survey arrived at the 86-mile mark. Located in the Mind Boggler passage.

Did You Know?

A picture of Alvin McDonald in his caving hat.

Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...