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    Need info on line location/conditions for Hart Spring/Black Lagoon.
    Never done Hart...where does the main line start? Is the line continuous (no jumps) to the BG? Arrows? Been to the split upstream of the BG, years ago.
    I saw a blog by James Garrett from a couple years ago saying there are halfway arrows at 1000'
    Expect the flow to be ripping for the first 4-500' or so...nice ride out!
    Rules still the same...full cave and Abe Davis. $2 park fee, $20 dive fee?


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    The rope comes out to the bottom of the chimney in Little Hart. Let us know how the condition of the rope is, I helped Forrest put it in a couple of years ago and then we cleaned it up this past fall. With all the flow in the cave, it's only a matter of time before it needs to be replaced again.

    The rest seems about correct. It's well worth tracking down someone to guide you in the Black Lagoon, it's a fun dive!

    Also, not sure what you mean by the split, but the park only allows dives on the goldline. No jumps allowed unfortunately.

    -Jon


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    Did the BL years ago with Jerry Murphy and my current buddy....very pretty section of the cave, lots of interesting goethite. The split is back upstream maybe 1500 ft. or so from the BL, shows on the map.
    Will give a report on line condition when later next week.
    Thanks for the update.


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    Is there some way to tell on the map where the main line is routed? Lots of loops and jumps all over the place, would just like to know where the cave is going.
    And yes...I have a compass...lol!

    Thanks


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    If you have any other insurance besides DAN and Mitchell is still there be prepared for
    A long wait while your insurance is verified
    Didn't have an issue with another ranger the time before
    we had 3 of us with 3 different plans and it took over 2 hrs

    None of us has been back since


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    Looks like Abe Davis, full cave, and DAN ins. are the keys...oh, and cash, of course!
    No problems there.


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    The line is tied at the surface near the stair on the right side at black lagoon, looking in. Drops over a log at 3-4 feet, then down the hole. Flow was strong, but not unbearable. Was there last weekend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by billb View Post
    If you have any other insurance besides DAN and Mitchell is still there be prepared for
    A long wait while your insurance is verified
    Didn't have an issue with another ranger the time before
    we had 3 of us with 3 different plans and it took over 2 hrs

    None of us has been back since
    Hate to say but that has had frequent occurence

    "Not all change is improvement...but all improvement is change" Donald Berwick


 

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