25 July 2020 – Minutes of the Members Meeting

Carroll Cave Conservancy – Meeting Minutes

25 July 2020

Rick Hines opened the Zoom meeting at 0930.

Attendees –
Rick Hines
Bill Gee
Jeff Page
Jaime Euliss
Marty Griffin
Jay Kennedy
Nick Kennedy
Martin Carmichael
Hou Zhong
Kristin Godfrey
Jim Cooley
Jullie Cottrell
Bob Lerch
Dan Lamping
Seth Colston
RHS??

Rick Hines called the meeting to order at 1008.

Minutes from last meeting were noted as being posted on the CCC web site. No one had any changes, so they were accepted as written. read more

18 July 2020 Upstream Thunder River survey

Participants
Tony Schmitt
Derik Holtmann
Josh Brewer
Josh Hafner
Jeff Crews

The permit was under Dan Lamping’s name but due to a last minute injury he was unable to participate.

We entered the cave on Saturday morning having everyone at the bottom of the hole by 10am.
Our objectives were to fix the tie-in of UL1 and mainstream, check a couple of things noted on the field notes, and then head upstream to the Round Room to get some better sketches, and add a cross section through the room. read more

12 July 2020 Round Room rescue cache

Permit number 2007-03

Participants – Bill Gee
Seth Colston
Kristen Godfrey
Jim Cooley

This trip was originally planned to be a training session for Seth and Kristen. I wanted to show them the route to the Round Room as part of their trip leader knowledge. We were also going to use the trip to test some light detector systems. At the last minute we added another goal, which was to inventory the rescue cache at the Round Room. read more

11 July 2020 Data Logger Service

Carroll Cave data logger and rescue cache inventory

Permit numbers 2008-01 and 2007-02

Data logger participants – Seth Colston
Kristen Godfrey
Kayla Rosen
Kayla Heady
Martin Carmichael
Tyler Skaggs
Melissa Shippy

Rescue Cache inventory – Jay Kennedy
Nick Kennedy
Rita Worden
Bill Gee

This trip was originally planned to be just a data logger service trip. The goals changed and evolved, especially in the two weeks leading up to the trip. Even on Saturday morning no one was completely sure who was going to be there and what the teams would be. By the time everyone got there we had three goals: read more

Large photo of formations at UL2 entrance

Our master photographer Rick Hines has stitched together several photos of the formation area at the entrance to UL2. The result is too large to host directly on this web site. Rick posted the photo to Gigapan. The link below should open it up for viewing.

This is one of the best formation areas in the cave. It is extremely difficult to light because of the contrast. Normally there is either too much light and everything washes out, or there is too little and everything is dark. Getting it just right, as in this photo, is an art. read more