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On May 29th 2011 I checked out the cave entrances from Milk to Ensmingerís. All the cave entrances south of Ensmingerís were very wet. As I rounded the corner from Spring Cave I was shocked to see that most of Ensmingerís Cave had collapsed into the Niagara River Gorge. It happened sometime in the last 10 months. I checked out the fallen boulders about 150 feet below where the cave had been. I imeadtaely recognized a part of the western most entrance cave wall by its distinct solution features. By the crushed vegetation around the boulders it appears that the collapse had happened quite recently.
Ensminger's Cave from below taken in 2008.
The same area in 2011.
In early 2017 Mark W. informed me of a natgeotv.com video that shows the roof of the cave being pushed off. This was done to make the hiking trail safer and is known as rock scaling.
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