Think all the major cave systems have been found? WRONG! Many, many miles of unexplored caves still are waiting to be discovered.
That number is now slightly out of date, but it goes to show just how unknowable the ground beneath our feet is. It doesn’t help that the vast majority of caves are hidden, with no visible entrances at ground level. Even in a region of the world as mapped and meticulously explored as the US, it’s thought that only 50 percent of its caves have likely been found.
This means that all of those grand, crystal-filled caverns you occasionally see photos of online might be only the tip of the iceberg. There’s a whole undiscovered world down there, a lightless place cut off from the surface for centuries, perhaps millennia. Who knows? There might even be Morlocks.
I'm sure that nearly every part of the country has many caves that have never been explored.I think I'll pass!
Coffee out on the patio this morning.