Thursday, December 23, 2010

RE: [Geology2] Vietnam Cave (Nat Geo Edition January 2011))

Oh wow, saw a program on TV the other week on these caves.  Awesome.


From: [] On Behalf Of Kim Noyes
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 5:19 PM
To: Geology2
Subject: [Geology2] Vietnam Cave (Nat Geo Edition January 2011))



Vietnam Cave

By Mark Jenkins

Photograph by Carsten Peter
Published: January 2011

“Past the hand of dog, watch out for dinosaurs,” says a voice in the dark.

I recognize Jonathan Sims’s clipped, British military accent but have no idea what he’s talking about. My headlamp finds him, gray muttonchops curling out from beneath his battered helmet, sitting alone in the blackness along the wall of the cave.

“Carry on mate,” growls Sims. “Just resting a buggered ankle.”

The two of us have roped across the thundering, subterranean Rao Thuong River and climbed up through 20-foot blades of limestone to a bank of sand. I continue alone, following the beam of my headlamp along year-old footprints.

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