Houping 2005 Expedition



23 April 2005 - 30 May 2005


Houping Township Wulong County, Chongqing Municipality, China


Houping is a 40km2 area of limestone that has yielded 28km of surveyed passage thus far. The cave system is characterized by a complicated network of huge abandoned fossil phreas on several different levels and small immature streamways draining to the southwest.


Aims of the expedition include connecting Er Wang Dong and San Wang Dong to form a long system, connecting several of the dolines visible on the attached topo map to the same system, and locating the main streamway. To date only small inlets have been mapped, which do not account for a fraction of the ~5 cumec resurgence at Ma Wan Dong, so we hope to drop into a large active master cave from a promising lead spotted on the last expedition.

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