Germany Valley Karst Survey, Surveying Caves, Karst and Karst Features of Germany Valley, West Virginia

Germany Valley Ridge Walk, Copyright  Duane Thompson, 1999

Dick Sanford, Devin Kouts and Jim Gildea ridgewalk in the early days of GVKS, 1999. Copyright Duane Thompson, 1999

Germany Valley Ridge Walk, Copyright  Duane Thompson, 1999

A lone ridgewalker has a lot of ground to cover in Germany Valley, Copyright Duane Thompson, 1999

Walkin Cave, Copyright  Duane Thompson, 1999

One of the early finds, GVKS was tipped off to Walkin Cave by a local landowner. Copyright Duane Thompson, 1999

Copyright  Duane Thompson, 1999

In 1999 GVKS searched for a lead in this area but could not find it. Three years later we were shown to the lead, just 100 feet away. . Copyright Duane Thompson, 1999

Memorial Day Cave

Ralph Hartley observes early excavation efforts at the Memorial Day Cave entrance. Copyright Duane Thompson, 1999

20-acre Lake Pit

GVKS members, Duane Thompson, Dick Sanford, Jim Gildea and Miles Drake at 20-acre Lake Pit. Copyright Duane Thompson, 1999

Memorial Day Cave

Ralph Hartley works in the Memorial Day Cave entrance excavation. Copyright Duane Thompson, 1999

Memorial Day Cave

Dick Sanford and Greg Hull extract Ralph Hartley from the Memorial Day Cave entrance excavation. Copyright Duane Thompson, 1999