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About Ben Hutchins
Ben began caving his freshman year of college at Bowling Green, KY with
the Green River Grotto in 2001. After a short phase of "party
caving", he was quickly introduced to project caving and did mostly
survey trips. He had a passing interest in vertical caving and
still likes to be on rope, but does not do very much. In 2002,
Ben joined the CRF, and enjoyed several trips in Mammoth cave. He
became interested in cartography after taking the survey and
cartography class offered by the Center for Cave and Karst studies at
WKU. He was introduced to caving in Breckinridge Co. in 2002 by
Bill Napper. Ben currently lives in Washington DC where he studys
cave biology. He now does most of his caving in Virginia and West
Virginia for research, but tries to get back to Webster every couple of
months. Recently, Ben Tobin and Ben Hutchins gave a presentation
on the WCCSG at the US Exploration session at the 2006 NSS
convention. They plan to give another talk at the 2007 NSS
convention. they also plan to possibly lead trips to Webster.
An art show titled "Above
Appalachia" featuring work by Rob
Coomer is being held October 3rd through the 30th at the U.C. Clermont
College Art Gallery in Batavia, Ohio. You are invited and encouraged
to attend. As the name implies Rob will have photos and artwork of
scenes from both above ground and underground in Appalachia.
Many of you have met Rob Coomer. Many of you have seen his artwork.
On Friday, October
13, Rob is holding a reception from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Gallery to
celebrate "Black Friday". (Many of Rob's best photos are black
white hence the Black Friday theme.) You are invited to attend the
reception and show your support for Rob. Come as you are. Bring a
A portion of the proceeds from the art sales from "Above & Below
Appalachia" will be donated to the Rockcastle Karst Conservancy. As
you know RKC preserves land above and below Appalachia.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the October 13 reception.
For more information including a map and a free downloadable "Above
Below Appalachia" poster visit: http://www.rkci.org/a+b.htm