Spelunker dale green was the first person to explore the hydrothermal cave after he discovered it in 1960. John and his brother josh were off looking for a tunnel called the.
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Caverna nutty putty. The cave is located on blowhole hill in utah county southwest of the popular utah lake in the u s state of utah. Nutty putty used to be one of the united states tourist attractions. Why utah s nutty putty cave is sealed up with one spelunker inside the devastating story of john edward jones trapped for more than a day inside nutty putty cave before dying there in 2009.
The cave first explored in 1960 by dale green is currently owned by the utah school and institutional trust lands administration and managed by the utah timpanogos grotto. The nutty putty cave was permanently closed in november 2009. It s a hydrothermal cave that was first explored by dale green.
Different parts of the cave are named accordingly the birth canal the aorta crawl the scout eater the maze. Nutty putty cave near lake utah is where john edward jones was trapped to death. Nutty putty cave located in utah exact google maps location here was first explored in 1960 and it quickly became famous for its narrow and slippery passageways twists turns and squeezes.
The cave was once considered a good cave for beginner cave explorers. Nutty putty cave is a hydrothermal cave located west of utah lake in utah county utah united states. Nutty putty cave is a hydrothermal cave with a total surveyed length and depth of 1355.
Nutty putty cave is a cave system located west of utah lake in utah county utah us. Here s what really happened in the 73 hours that lead up to his death and we. On nov 24th 2009 john was exploring the nutty putty cave in utah with 10 of his friends and family.
Located on the west side of utah lake nutty putty cave is a naturally formed thermal cave. Here s what really happened in the. John jones and the nutty putty cave.
This is the tragic story of john jones a 26 year old medical student in virginia with a wife young daughter and another baby on the way. Jones family via deseret news john edward jones the man who died inside nutty putty cave in 2009. John edward jones loved spelunking with this family.
Here is a map of the cave and i added the location that we were at based of the time code of the video. The smooth rock worsened the cave s slipping hazards. The cave has always been popular with cavers and boy scouts who enjoy exploring the dark underground.
Large numbers of visitors over the decades left much of the cave s rock smooth. Map for nutty putty 2 of 5 http. Some visitors literally couldn t.