Leave it the CWT family and friends to get together and do something crazy….CAVING! That’s right, we have caves in north central Florida.

This is an amazing family adventure!

This is an amazing family adventure!

Vandal Cave entrance is very open and easy!

Vandal Cave entrance is very open and easy!

The Dames Caves in the Citrus Tract of the Withlacoochee Forest (Trail 22) is an amazing place to enjoy the outdoors with the entire family. You don’t have to be world-famous cavers or hikers. You just have to have a sense of adventure and half a day of good weather.

The usual suspects.

The usual suspects.

We arrived with the usual suspects at the obscure parking area on the roadside. Thus began a fun-filled day of exploration and testing of our courage!

The caves vary from easy entries with large rooms to multi-level systems with some fairly interesting tight spaces to get into. There is something for everyone. We recommend this even for those who might be claustrophobic. Some of these caves are wide open!

Bring water, lunch, cameras, headlamps, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Mind you, Chicks with Ticks NEVER mind getting dirty!

The kids love the adventure of exploring the cave levels.

The kids love the adventure of exploring the cave levels.

If you need information, please don’t hesitate to call Eddie at the division of forestry for Withlacoochee. He was amazing and very helpful.

Just another day of adventure for the Chicks with Ticks Family

Just another day of adventure for the Chicks with Ticks Family

Friends helping friends.

There's something for everyone to try.

There’s something for everyone to try.

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