SMITH CREEK CAVE, NEVADA

April 10, 2016

Smith Creek Cave, Utah
After pushing the underwater passage as far as I could in the Gandy Warm Springs Beware Cave, we spotted the large cave entrance to Smith Creek Cave five miles from the cave itself on the dirt road. We made my way over to the cave via another more rocky dirt road until we got to the point where we could get up to the cave on the mountain.  Rain was in the forecast so we made sure to head up as soon as we could and get back down before the dirt road turned into mud soup.
Smith Creek Cave, Utah
Inside the entrance has debris stratum ranging from silt, to man made layers using materials such as dung, ash, charcoal, twigs, hairs, and other flora remains.  The material dates back to the last Holocene and is a archeological site preserved by the DNR.
Smith Creek Cave, Utah
There is passage beyond this room with a view that takes the caver into a dry dusty dung pile where the caver has to crawl through in order to get to a passage that allows you to walk and eventually come out another entrance. This particular entrance has quite the lip so you have to come back the way you came in order to leave the cave. Its a beautiful view from the entrance and we could see why Ancient Indians would want to use this place as a refuge to not only look at lake Bonneville in the last Holocene, but to have a great look out to see who is coming in the distance.  
Smith Creek Cave, Utah

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