The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

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Linville Caverns

Spelunking is the official name used for the recreational activity of exploring caves but it is more commonly referred to as "caving". Like skydiving and rock climbing, caving is about as adventurous as it gets, and while going out on your own is possible, the best advice is to hook up with a professional cave guide company and let them plan your outing, as well of course, accompany and guide you. The Linville Caverns, located south of Boone, are open to the public and a good place to experience caving in a safe and controlled environment without the need of hiring a guide.  

Linville Caverns
Hwy. 221 North (P.O. Box 567), Marion NC 28752
Telephone: 800-419-0540, 828-756-4171
Travel Time From Asheville: 1 hour east

Caving Guides
Cripple Creek Adventures
Address: 3555 Wheat Road, Crosby TN 37720
Telephone: 828-260-1111
Travel time from Asheville: 1 hour west.

High Mountain Expeditions
3149 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk 28604
Telephone: 800-262-9036, 828-898-9786
Travel Time From Asheville: 2 hours east

River and Earth Adventures
1655 Highway 105, Boone NC 28607
Telephone: 828-963-5491
Travel time from Asheville: 2-21/2 hours east.

Rock Dimensions
Address: 131-B S. Depot St. Boone, NC 28607
Telephone: 828-265-3544, 888-595-6009
Travel Time From Asheville:
 2-21/2 hours east.

USA Raft Caving
Address: 2 Jones Branch Rd, Erwin TN 37650
Telephone: 888-872-7238
Travel time from Asheville: 1-2 hours west.

Wild & Furry Animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, by Lee James Pantas

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