VIEW FROM THE SIDELINES: Caves here nothing like those in Thailand

A group gathers during an outing at Allbright Cave in the Lime Belt west of Riverside. Photographer Frank S. Matsura took it sometime between 1903 and 1913.

Frank S. Matsura/Okanogan County Historial Society
A group gathers during an outing at Allbright Cave in the Lime Belt west of Riverside. Photographer Frank S. Matsura took it sometime between 1903 and 1913.



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View from the Sidelines

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Entrance to Allbright Cave in a hilltop sink.

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Entrance to Allbright Cave

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A map of the vertical section of Allbright Cave

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Diagram of Allbright Cave

The recent rescue of a dozen Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave got me to thinking: Do we have extensive caves here and how well prepared are we for a rescue?

The boys and coach became trapped when monsoon rains flooded the cave.

I know about Thai monsoons after spending two years of my tour with the Air Force in eastern Thailand near the Laos and Cambodian border...

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