thanks...I will quit bugging you until I near date we step off...but my theory is from reading the accounts..a rancher rediscovered site in early 1900s right?...so my belief is there must be an easier route..ranchers generally stay on or close to their mounts I assume..so he rode something probably very close to cave, dismounted scrambled down..
A horse or mule had to do the majority of the route...therefore, I think there could be an easier way...but that is all speculation..
Hippy already said no to kayak
she says that is cheating...
although I am a firm believer, "if you are not cheating then you are not trying hard enough"