gapertimmy Posted January 29, 2007 Share Posted January 29, 2007 (edited) Ahhh the irony of it. Years ago the big debate was over rocks being moved and chalk tainting the rock at the mouth of Skeleton Cave in SE Bend. This weekend while walking the doggies, I discovered Skeleton and Wind Caves both sealed off behind Steel Grid 'bat gates'. Mouth of Wind Cave Much like other tubes in the area, the bat gates are installed to preserve habitat. I find this very confusing as for years these two tubes have been touted by FS as tourist attractions and are trashed by partying teens. The skylight enterance to Wind cave also has a huge 20x20 metal cap on top of it as well. I have always been pissed at the disregard of people at the mouths of the caves (broken glass, appliances, bonfires etc), but having access to these unique gems has really taken away something special from this area. Edited January 29, 2007 by gapertimmy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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