• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Wretched Hole

Andi O'Conor surveys her way through the Wretched Hole
Andi O'Conor surveys her way through the Wretched Hole
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 
The route through the Wretched Hole was surveyed on May 21, 1984 by Jim Pisarowicz, Warren Netherton, and Andi O'Conor. This is a very, very tight belly crawl with lots of boxwork to catch one's cloths. A truly wretched route!

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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...