By Daryl Greaser
In the early 1970s, Caves of Montana author Newell Campbell began exploration of the caves of Green Fork and the 6 square mile alpine karst plateau. Forty-eight years later, exploration is ongoing and new discoveries are made on every trip. The 2019 “Spacegoat” Expedition pushed water leads in The Abyss of Kathy’s Icebox, completed the re-survey of the Northwest Passage in Green Fork, completed the survey between the two entrances comprising the Scapegoat System, accessed the cliff-side Campbell’s Cave, bottomed Arm Pit, and more. Fourteen cavers attended the expedition, representing three NSS grottos and contributing to the Caves of Montana Project. Objectives for 2020 include continued downstream survey in Kathy’s Icebox, checking NW Passage leads, and exploring Campbell’s Cave.