Ghost Town Discovery

Two cavers inside Ghost Town
Ghost Town

NPS Photo by Jason Walz

Trip: On 5/3/2005, Larry Shaffer led Jason Walz & Sara Booth to the NF survey in the Historic Section where they discovered the Ghost Town area.

Trip Report: Jason found a lead that went into large blank area on map between Historic and North Sections. Continued to follow the old ghost NW survey. The park doesn't have any record of a NW survey. Found lots of cave! Named one sandy-floored room the Make-out Room. Surveyed 535 feet. Left numerous leads. Named whole area Ghost Town.

Last updated: January 18, 2018

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