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Sent Away, Episode 1 - Bloomington Cave
Leah Hogsten
The Salt Lake Tribune
Bloomington Cave, Feb. 8, 2022, is a large tectonic cave in which Bureau of Land Management permitted cavers can crawl and shimmy through tight passages and climb slippery surfaces throughout. The cave has five marked routes passing through at least six distinct levels and a maze of passages totaling 1.43 miles (7,574 feet), making it the fifth-longest cave in Utah.

A dark cave. A tragic accident. A new treatment center. The state of Utah tries to hold it accountable. But that turns out to be harder than you’d think.

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