West Virginia Speleological Survey - Bulletin #15 August 2001

The Caves and Karst of Pendleton County

Errata Sheet

Updated: October 11, 2001

Page: 26-31
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: N/A
Description: Pages 26 through 31 are out of sequence.
Page: 123
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Charles Blow
Description: "Strong" air is erroneous, "some" is more appropriate.
Page: 76
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Convention 2000 Cave
Description: UTM coordinates omitted.
Page: 142
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Eye Pit
Description: Two statements in this description do not apply to Eye pit, but instead describe Little Eye pit. Those are: "This pit is located in a large sinkhole, approximately 40 feet long by 25 feet wide, which has been blocked with garbage since at least 1994" and "The entrance sink is located on Sharp Ridge about 0.75 miles south-southeast of Dahmer". See errata entry for Little Eye pit. This map illustrates the relationship of the three often confused pits, Eye pit, Little Eye pit, and Big Eye pit.
Page: 175
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Hellhole
Description: Upper left corner of the page, photograph attributed to the Entrance of Hellhole cave is in fact an image of Rick Royer descending into the Odey's Pit entrance of Cassell Cave, Pocahontas County, WV.
Page:
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: High Knob Plugged Pit
Description: UTM coordinates omitted.
Page: Map Package
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Lawrence Domepit (a.k.a. Fieldhouse Cave)
Description: Map was inadvertantly excluded from the package. A hardcopy of this map is available to purchasers of the Pendleton County Bulletin by request with a Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope sent to Mr. Ray Garton, West Virginia Speleological Survey, P.O. Box 200, Barrackville, WV 26559.
Page: 123
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Little Eye Pit
Description: This cave and description were left out of the published Bulletin. The entrance to Little Eye pit, as confirmed with the landowner, is located in a large sinkhole, 40 feet long by 25 feet wide. It has been blocked with garbage since at least 1994. The entrance sink is located on Sharp Ridge about 0.75 miles south-southeast of Dahmer.
Page: 236
Submitter: Gordon Birkhimer
Cave: McCoys Mill Shelter Cave
Description: Photograph is erroneously attributed to Pearson. In fact this photograph is the copyright of Gordon Birkhimer.
Page: 382
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Morrell Pit
Description: UTM coordinates omitted.
Page: 269
Submitter: Rick Royer
Cave: Pickup Bed #2 (a.k.a. Liguid Groundhog Pit)
Description: Cave description indicates the entrance drop is just 55 feet, when in fact it has been taped to over 72 feet.

A better description of the cave follows:
Pickup Bed #2 is located in a pasture at the base of a large tree approximately 75 yards ENE and uphill from Pickup Bed #1 (a.k.a. FL. A. D. - Flaming Archangel of Death cave)). When found, the entrance of both caves were covered by pickup-truck beds, hence their names. The Pickup Bed #2 entrance is a pit approximately 3 feet in diameter at the top.The entrance offers a 75-foot drop into multiple connected domes that form a "T" plan. Approximately 15 feet down the drop from the entrance is a ledge which leads to hairy overlooks of the domes and a 55-foot pit to the floor below. The dome on the opposite side of the "T" of the drop, can be reached via this route but only after an extremely exposed step across the 55-foot pit. On the opposite side another step across leads to the remotely located "DeKay" dome, high above the cave's floor. On the floor of the cave the leg of the "T" leads to a crack that reaches from ceiling to floor and is totally blocked by flowstone. In the floor, beneath breakdown, another crack extends downward but quickly ends. Hammering from push efforts in the farthest reaches of Pickup Bed #1 have been heard in Pickup Bed #2. A map of Pickup Bed #2 is available for review in either JPG or Adobe format.

JPG version of Pickup Bed #2 map - copyright Richard A. Lambert.
Page: 276
Submitter: Gordon Birkhimer
Cave: Quarry Cave
Description: Photograph is erroneously attributed to Pearson. In fact this photograph is the copyright of Gordon Birkhimer.
Page: Map Package
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Seneca Caverns
Description: Map was inadvertantly printed twice and on the second printing the name of the cave is mis-spelled as Seneca Cave. It should be spelled Seneca Caverns, and the map should probably have been the Lawrence Domepit map (See errata entry for Lawrence Dompit).
Page: 279
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Rexrode Cave
Description: Photograph in upper right corner of the page erroneously identifies a stalagmite in Rexrode Cave. In fact this is an inverted image of a stalactite in Rexrode cave.
Incorrectly displayed image. Correctly displayed image.
Page: 357
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Walkin Cave
Description: The text should state "four feet high" versus the erroneous "four feet deep".
Page: 361
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Warren Harper Drop Pit #1
Description: The phrase "these caves are" should be stated as "this cave is". The description further states "the entrance has been filled in". In fact it has not, but was merely obscured with deadfall.
Page: 370
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Wendell Warner's 20-Acre Lake Pit
Description: Over 500 bags of trash were removed, not 100.
Page: 370
Submitter: Devin Kouts
Cave: Wild Cat Cave
Description: The name of the mountain on which the cave is located has been mis-spelled as Ted's Mountain. It is correctly spelled Neds Mountain.

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