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    Senior Member r80rt's Avatar
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    I rode a 159 mile round trip of gravel road goodness, just to find this bluff and visit a cave. A great way to waste a Saturday.





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    surely I'm not the only one to contest the term 'waste' here?
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    Wow! 159 miles of gravel roads will never be considered a waste in my book, especially with views like that. Beautiful! I like your area of the country and your interest in history and will take all of those pictures I can get! By the way, what river is that? While the trees are still bare, it looks like it's greening up nicely! Thanks for sharing your ride with us.
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    That's the White river near Cushman, the last steamboat went up it in 1908 according to a concrete marker I saw.
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    I stopped by the Blowing cave on the way home. It was featured in several pulp science magazines in the 40's, 50's and 60's as the entrance to "TEROS" the under world, and home of "The Shaver Mystery". Complete with giant blue beings, ray guns, and flying saucers. Sadly I didn't have a flash light so I didn't see any of that, but I'm sure they had their heat rays trained on me the whole time.



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    Ah, you have so much goodness to share. Is the cave still on private property? Looks very interesting and has quite a past. I would never have thought about holding a party or dance in a cave. One has to just love the overlooks views from the bluffs. This one is no different. I'll agree with the others, no wasted mileage or time spent by you on this ride. Thanks for sharing.
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    Admiral, I don't know if the cave is on private property or not, It seems to be treated as public. The road to get there is a little rough, it's usually visited by 4x4's and ATV's and the occasional TW
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    what a waste... it sounds like we were separated by only 2000 miles and a whole day wasted on the TW!

    beautiful country, i feel so sorry for you.



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    I've only been to Arkansas once...but I'd sure like to go back!

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    cool cave. you go very far into it?
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