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Scouts Explore Rare Granite Cave Near Yosemite

A group of Boy Scouts from Troop 709 in Morgan Hill, Calif., explored Millerton Cave, a mile-long underground passage full of twists and turns, cold water too deep to stand in and narrow, I-can-barely-squeeze-through-there sections, not far from Yosemite National Park in central California.

Take a look at the following video of the Scouts exploring the cave, and then find out more in the May 2011 issue of Boys’ Life magazine.

Above Ground Preparedness

The Scouts wore wetsuits to protect them from the cold water, harnesses to keep them from falling and helmets to protect their brains.

The Descent

The entrance to Millerton Cave is no more than a crack in the ground, followed by a descent into total darkness.

Tight Spaces

Millerton Cave presents a variety of challenges, including tight squeezes, tight crawls, and more tight squeezes.

16 Comments on Scouts Explore Rare Granite Cave Near Yosemite

  1. pokemon is great!:) // February 12, 2012 at 10:21 am // Reply

    That must be fun was it a hard way out?was it like a one way path to the end:?

  2. Next time get a permit. It’s the first rule of caving. Respect the landowner.

  3. skateboarding_is_awesome // June 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm // Reply

    i want to do that 🙂

  4. lololorry2860 // June 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm // Reply


  5. what where the ages of the youngest scout?

  6. Thats sounds fun !

  7. Awesomeness // May 17, 2011 at 8:05 pm // Reply

    Wow I wished I was in that troop in California. 🙁

  8. to throuh its noteasy

  9. Tightsqueezemaster // May 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm // Reply

    Millerton cave is one of the best caving experiences that I have ever had. There truly are a wide variety of challenges and when you add in how slick the rock gets from the water that you get into. Nothing but fun.

  10. Cool.

  11. spelunker // May 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm // Reply

    Been to this cave a bunch of times. It is great! The video did not show the real sqeeze above the entrance pool since the camera would not fit thru it! There are some really tight ones!

  12. Anonymous // May 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm // Reply

    This was a geat event. The pictures and video do not do it justice. The pools at the bottom are large enough to swim through and for an adult it is a very tight squeeze in some places. The boys always have a great time. The pools, holes and cracks carved out of ganite makes this a challenging/fun event for all.

  13. Cave Crazy // May 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm // Reply

    Millerton Cave is the best cave that I’ve ever been to!

  14. MOONMAN200 // April 30, 2011 at 6:12 pm // Reply


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