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Coyote Cave Room - The Vise

Larry Shaffer squeezing his way through The Vise
Larry Shaffer squeezing his way through The Vise
NPS Photo by Ajax Dalman
 

Passing The Vise was the key event in exploring Coyote Cave. This squeeze is impassable by even some very small, skinny cavers. The Vise was first negotiated by Mike Wiles in 1994.

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Stemless Hymenoxys

The scientific name for the Stemless Hymenoxys is Hymemoxys acaulis. Acaulis means "stemless" and referes to the leafless stalks which bear the flower heads. More...