Monday, August 31, 2009

Whipple Cave, Nevada

Blaine Whipple reports a blogger who has chronicled his experiences at Whipple Cave in the Egan Mountains of Nevada. I haven't had time to research the cave, but I can't help but wonder if the cave's name might have something to do with Amiel Weeks Whipple, the military engineer and explorer who (among other things) led an 1853 expedition in search for a railroad route near the 35th parallel of latitude to the Pacific Ocean.

If you know more about the cave and the origins of its name, feel free to comment!

1 comment:

Lois Fowles said...

This cave was found by grandfather, John Lytle Whipple. He owned the Sunnyside Ranch which is not far from the cave.
Lois O'Donnell Fowles