May 19, 2005
Team: Stewart, Conolley
Notes: RS Stewart
We had problems
pinning this one down. The NSS positions listed in JU for the caves
in the district are inaccurate in the extreme. On our second attempt,
we found a cave that the local people call Falling Cave, because of
the water that resurges here in rain times, but it is a kilometre
from the position given in JU. Near the JU position, we found what we
believe to be River Maiden Cave (not far from the listed position)
because it is at the head of a small stream that we were told is the
Maiden River. Unfortunately, we were not able to get into what we
believe to be Falling River Cave due to a strong resurgence. This, we
were told, had only started about a week before.
referenced the position of the entrance, and will make a return trip
in dryer times to have a look at the inside to see if it matches the
NSS map of the cave. The NSS indicate it to be a major river cave,
and judging from the flow issuing from the one we found, there's a
lot of large passage in there.
is a track to the entrance that hits the road at about 18 12 07.8 N,
77 43 09.6 W. Drive to this position, park, and ask the nearest
person - you'll be pointed the right way.