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What is the Horizontal 12 award?

18 Aug 2022 2:43 PM | David Michal (Administrator)

The Horizontal 12 award is designed to promote better cave owner relationships by reducing the traffic to some of the more popular caves. It is hoped that providing an award such as this will also encourage caving proficiency.


  1. Traversing the major portion of 12 Alabama caves that are more than one mile in length. There are numerous caves you can choose from to fulfill this requirement, as there are currently over 50 caves in Alabama that are over one mile in length. 
  2. Obeying reasonable safety and conservation practices.
  3. Membership in the National Speleological Society.
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