The First Step

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I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of trekking into new territory.  Locations yet unspoiled by other humans.  Or, at the least, locations so long abandoned as to be revirginized.

There are still a few places yet to be trod.

Like this humongous cave in Vietnam.  Yeah, ok, not technically since the cave is now found (years ago, really), but I think you can get what I’m getting at.

Of course, I have a suspicion that some of the Vietnamese have been spelunking down there for ages.  Perhaps raising a new breed of underground superhuman.

Because of the dense jungle, the Limberts might never have found the caves without help from area residents.

No matter.  The pictures that National Geographic present are derned purty lookin’.

These folks also found some giant cave pearls, which is nice.

You can check out an interactive map of the cave system and a raft of stunning photos.

Go check out Hang Son Doong at National Geographic's site


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4 Responses to The First Step

  1. autumnforest says:

    I’m thinking of the movie “The Descent.” Shivers!

  2. It looks like a good place to hide out.

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