Mm that s kind of where us regular folks draw the lineThat part gets a little old Brucker s mid life crisis whininess is grating Wasn t shocked when he announced his divorce saw that coming when in his first book he described his wife and his divorce saw that coming when in his first book he described his wife and annoyance with him being gone weekend after weekend after weekend Can t stop caving though That s unthinkable Did you hear my eye roll I was happy at least that he blamed the whole thing on himself Cue conversation with husband Will you leave me when at least that he blamed the whole thing on himself Cue conversation with husband Will you leave me when re a crazy self obsessed 50 something No Are you sure How do you know You ll be crazyBorden has a better writing style not nearly as dry He also seems to be a less complicated individual this book presents him as very one dimensional Knowing other obsessive tending people I buy it There are few other things that are important outside that One ThingThe cave exploration descriptions can get tedious as well They wrote the caving trips out to sometimes extreme detail that you have to work hard to care aboutSo not a book for the faint hearted If you do not love Mammoth Cave which I do so so much move on to greener pastures. Ous response Beyond Mammoth Cave includes maps by Patricia Kambesis that show the progression of cave discoveries in relation to the topography Original line drawings by well known illustrator Linda Heslop capture the dark mystery of the exploration The book features five black and white photographs as a color gallery of photographs A seuel to The Longest Cave by Brucker and Richard A Watson this book is a comprehensive update of the speleological investigations in the Mammoth Cave region Brucker’s involvement provides continuity to the investigation .
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With Even A Passingeven a passing in project caving The continuation of the story told in The Longest Cave this book continuation of the story told in The Longest Cave this book further explorations in the Mammoth cave system and its eventual connection to surrounding caves of the area Where The Longest Cave detailed explorations up till the early 1970 s this details later explorations through the mid 1980 sMuch emphasis on the politics and petty rivalries of the cavers in
Uestion Is Detailed However Byis detailed however By end of the book I almost wanted to slap all those involved for being so selfish and purposely blocking the efforts of those who wanted to push connection attempts If you enjoyed The Longest Cave you ll probably enjoy this book as well I picked up this book earlier in the fall when we were vacationing at Mammoth Cave Tag teaming in an occasionally confusing way Borden and Brucker tell of their various exploits exploring and mapping Mammoth Cave and the ensuing connection to Roppel Cave making Mammoth Cave by far the largest cave system in the world Caving is a combination of excitement and adventure accompanied by cold damp dark and. In Beyond Mammoth Cave A Tale of Obsession in the World’s Longest Cave James D Borden and Roger W Brucker provide gripping first person accounts of the discoveries including Roppel Cave that made Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave three times longer than any other cave in the world Borden a relative newcomer and Brucker a veteran explorer bring a personal and sometimes conflicting view of their roles as adversaries in a race that lasted from 1972 through 1983 to find “big cave” They describe hazardous adventures precarious climbs and close calls from falling rocks The perils are ma. .
LOTS of politics Interspersed with stories about climbs and digs through various newly discovered areas of the cave plastic wrap and duct tape does not a wetsuit make Border and Brucker also discuss the politics of various caving groups Park Service Rules clubs and cliues Often tense and exciting but also extremely frustrating this book seems to be an excellent look at what life for dedicated cavers is really like My 11 year old daughter saw me reading this book and said Is that book interesting She
Said It In Suchit in such way that it was obvious she would never believe me if I said yes I decided to be honest I read her a typical paragraph and asked Was that interesting No Then I showed her the progression of maps throughout the book and how they found and cave and linked everything together and THEN her eyes lit up I said THAT S why it s interestingThis book is a fascinating study of hyper obsessed driven individuals who have no concept of normalcy They admit that their love of the cave has hurt them in terms of obs relationships etc Translation They ve given them in terms of obs relationships etc Translation They ve given a life for the opportunity to explore the cave Ny and the trek arduous as they suirm through muddy tubes wade in neck deep cold water and crawl over sharp rocks and gritty sand Theirs is a tale of agonizing endurance spiced by spectacular discoveries But the cave was not the sole obstacle The explorations were complicated by political intrigue and the rivalry between the Kentucky based Cave Research Foundation and the Central Kentucky Karst Coalition each seeking to make discoveries and hide secrets Extreme stress of course evoked extreme Behavior Ranging From Selfishness ranging from selfishness sacrifice from outrageous humor to the deadly seri.