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Letcher County's Pine Mountain caves

by Gary D Jessey

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Personal memories of participating in a great tradition   (2013-03-12)

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by RKO31415

Dedicated to the Heavenly Creator of our Pine Mountain Caves & Caverns
Over 250 Pictures and 30 Cave Maps and Location Maps

Amazing piece of work by a couple of unaffiliated cavers. A couple dozen caves sketched, photographed,  described, and then compiled and published in book form. This independent effort is much more than we often see from affiliated aka scientific cavers.

The author's stated intent was to gather evidence of the biblical flood, which was found in abundance in the seashells and other flood materials seen in the caves high on the mountainside.

Scientist-caver Joe Saunders stumbled across this book while searching for caves in eastern KY and immediately contacted the author. Joe never attempted to disabuse the author of his biblical beliefs, rather Joe offered to teach these ambitious explorers more exact surveying techniques. From this introduction Joe and I were taken to several of the caves mentioned in the book, most importantly to Linefork Cave where over 6 miles of cave were surveyed.

Early geology often benefited from the fieldwork of these dedicated creationists (see The Creationists: The Evolution of Scientific Creationism - Ronald L. Numbers, In his book Jessey follows a long, venerable tradition within the Adventist church. Get off your ass and into the world, documenting the wonders of God's handiwork. The lesson for 'scientists' is never to scoff -- these extra arms and legs are often much more dedicated than you find in today's overly-bureaucratic research efforts.

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