Wind Cave Room - What the Hell Lake
This was the expression from Stan Allison who initially came upon this small lake in 1996. It is located in a previously dry passage that had been known for over 20 years. This lake rose to the point that it sumped the route to the main Lakes area, the deep point in the cave, in July of 1999. The Lakes area was not accessable until 2004 when the water in What the Hell Lake went down to open up the previously sumped passage.
Did You Know?
Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...