Caving – Photography in Complete Darkness – Blue Springs Cave

Blue Spring Cave is a cave located in White County, TN. Tennessee’s longest cave and the 9th longest cave in the United States.

Blue Spring Cave had an explored length of only 500 feet as recently as 1989. In that year a group of cave explorers enlarged a blowing crack at the rear of the cave that dropped into a large, virgin passage which they named Johnson Avenue, in honor of the owner of the property on which the cave’s entrance is located. A second, artificial entrance to the cave was excavated in 2001.

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This new entrance makes it possible to enter directly into Johnson Avenue and bypass the extremely tight crawlway that connects the historical front 500 feet of the cave to the new discoveries. On October 2, 2010 cave divers made the connection from Blue Spring Resurgence to Blue Spring Cave making the new mapped length of Blue Spring Cave 36.42 miles.

 I want to thank Lonnie Carr very much for the opportunities of many trips to photograph this awesome cave.

The next couple of blogs will included images from this cave as I continue to scan slides into digital images and post them.

Thank you for time & interest in my work and please visit the website www.naturewurks.com for additional images.

As always all your comments are welcomed and very much appreciated!

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