3280: Joe's Lost Cave
San Miguel 30T 456468 4796681 (Datum: ETRS89. Accuracy code: M) Altitude 259m
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Updated 25th November 2009; 28th september 2012; 18th September 2021; 17th February 2022

A cave, "full of formations", first encountered in 1990 by Pete and Joe and then lost. The 1990 description reads:
Insignificant hollow near large tree on hillside has cave about 100-150m long, extremely well decorated, ends in stal barrier. Suggest calling it Cueva Bonito. Hole at entrance drops into more stuff, draughting, needs digging out. This account provides an approximate grid reference of (0)456250 (47)96750 which put it 300m away from the well-written description and sketch of the area in the 1992 logbook. (Translates to ETRS89 0456148 4796541)

A search in the summer 2009 appeared to find the area on the ground that agreed with the logbook sketch. After searching over 2 days in July 2012, Joe reckons that it might be off another track, perhaps above Cueva de Cobrante.

Further extensive searching occurred in the summer, 2021 - to no avail. A reconaissance in early 2022 also failed to find the site. See 3 search tracks here.

References: anon., 1990b (logbook); anon., 1991 (logbook); anon., 1992b (logbook); anon., 1998d (logbook); anon., 2009c (summer logbook); anon., 2012d (summer logbook); anon., 2021c (summer logbook); anon., 2022a (January, February logbook)
Entrance pictures: possibly
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