18 May 2019 Survey trip report

Project manager: Bob Lerch
Trip purpose: Survey
Areas of Cave visited: Convention Hall
Trip participants: Dan Lamping, Bob Lerch, Joe Sikorski
Entry Time: 7:30 PM
Exit Time: 2:30 AM

Report written by Dan Lamping:

We went into UL2 to fix a blunder in the Land B4 Time survey, as side passage off UL2 that connects to Convention Hall. This was bad data at tie-in from years ago. There’s some pretty tough and demanding passage to negotiate the whole B4 loop. Both Joe and I having been there, but coming from the other way, had forgotten the climbs and tight meanders in the passage. It was tough enough going in that we considered heading out via Convention Hall, but the climbdown, which we’ve gone up before, was a bit too exposed and slick to try coming down. We reshot the bad survey shot and left. We went back out the way we came, which was easier than going in. We completed this and fixed another blunder further up the passage. This all in support of cartography for the U1 Sheet. read more

18 May 2019 – Trip report

Trip date: 2019-05-18
Trip Leader: DJ Hall
Trip purpose: Photo
Areas of Cave visited: CarrollPassage
Entry Time: 2:00pm
Exit Time: 6:45pm

Trip participants:
Jessica White 370
Darla White
Chris Goff 588
Kevin Connett
Allen Bee 589
Scott Bui
Erika Helton 590
Effie Scott
Cagen Johnston 591
Heather Johnston
Seth Colston 583
Mary Colston
Kirsten Colston 582
Barb Buchanan
Patti Jon 587
Stanfield read more

2 April 2019 – Work day

After a rough start we finally concluded a productive work day and I can check two items off our “to do list”.

Bill Gee and a newcomer to the CCC, Shannon Robinson, arrived about 15 minutes before our planned 7:00 AM departure (Bill’s always early). While packing their gear into my truck Bill noticed a low tire so I fired up the air compressor and aired up the tire. We got in and found that the truck would not start. After connecting two vehicles with jumper cables we were eventually able to get my F350 diesel started. We got about a half mile down the road and the truck was running poorly and the check engine light came on. We turned around and limped back to my house and transferred gear to Bill’s truck but since his truck will only hold two people I followed him in my car. On the way down Bill allowed no time for breakfast and we only got a bathroom stop because he needed gas. So we made up a little of the lost time and arrived at about 10:30. read more

Trip leader training outline

The attached document is an outline of the topics covered during trip leader training. Although it is mainly intended for those who are leading trips in Carroll Cave, the information is useful to anyone who participates on a trip.

This outline was created some years ago. It is still relevant, though a few items are dated.

CarrollCaveTripLeaderTraining read more

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