An excellent adventure in Laos. Packrafting the Xe Bang Fai river cave.

ShareLast winter Claire and I were caving and packrafting in Northern Thailand.  When some friendly cavers told us we needed to take are Kokopelli boats to the giant Xe Bang Fai ( Tham Khoun Xe ) river cave in Laos.  A week or so later we rolled into the dusty town of Bualapha.   This region […]

Deepest cave in America goes deeper.

ShareThis past July, a group of core American cavers spent 10 days exploring and mapping remote alpine caves in the Bob Marshall Wilderness of Montana.  With a surveyed depth of 1,659 ft, “Tears of the Turtle” is the deepest cave in the continental U.S. It is the first 500 meter deep limestone cave in the […]