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6 Days With Carroll

Introduction to Six Days with Carroll by Jeff Page
Now, there is still another world under the one we live on. You can reach it by going down a spring, a water hole. But you need underworld people to be your scouts and guide you. The world under our earth is exactly like ours, except that it’s winter down there when it’s summer up here. We can see that easily, because spring water is warmer than the air in winter and cooler than the air in summer.
-From Earth Making, Cherokee tradition* read more

26 October 2019 Bat Census

Areas Visited – Carroll Passage to the Lunch Room

Time In – 9:30am
Time Out – 2:00pm

Participants – Bill Gee (trip leader)
Seth Colston
Hou Zhong

Permit number 1910-1

This was supposed to be our annual bat census trip where we count bats from the Lunch Room to the Mountain Room. One of the participants dropped out very early Saturday morning, leaving us no time to recruit a replacement. read more

28 Sep 2019 landowner trips

Report:

CCC Annual Landowner’s trips into Carroll Cave

Observations and Lessons Learned

Four Fredericks, a local family that built our new road, and Danny Schupbach, a gentleman who provided great assistant during the construction of the shaft, and two of his friends saw Carroll for the first time. They made their trip to Thunder Falls, the Carroll Passage and Angel Pool Passage without a problem. They enjoyed their trip and were very complementary of our effort. Three other locals that had planned to participate were not able to make it this year. read more

28 Sep 2019 introduction trip report


Trip Leader name: Richard Cindric

Trip date: 2019-09-28
Project manager: Rick Hines

Trip purpose: An introduction to the cave as part of the annual landowner’s event.

Areas of Cave visited: CarrollPassage, Upstream Thunder, Downstream Thunder

Trip participants: Jackson Bush, Mackenzie Desautel, Kyle Weber, Alyssa Weber, Mike Boyd, Dallin Miller, Emily Miller read more

Joshua Mouser masters thesis

In the spring of 2017 Bill Gee led three trips into Carroll Cave. Joshua Mouser was working on a masters project at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, doing eDNA data collection and analysis. He has completed his thesis paper and earned his Master of Science degree.

The complete paper is attached below as a PDF file. It is 130 pages of pretty dense reading! read more