Category Archives: Other Trip Reports

Trip reports that don’t fall into some other category.

26 December 2020 Campground

Trip date: 2020-12-26
Project manager: Jim Cooley
Trip purpose: Survey Joe Cave
Areas of Cave visited: Campground
Trip participants: Jim Cooley, Seth Colston, Ginny Friedrich
Entry Time: Arrived evening or 12/26/2020
Exit Time: Departed 9:00 a.m. 12/28/2020

The trip report: We camped for two nights, had campfires both nights, Showed the Joe Cave landowners, Cliff Kivela and Nancy Phenix, the silo and camping area. Cliff (a good friend of Doug Feakes) had seen the sinkhole dig, but not the shaft. We finished the survey of Joe Cave. read more

7 November 2020 Work Day

Report by Jeff Page.

Participants: Martin Carmichael, Jim Cooley, Julie Cottrell, Rebecca Carpenter, George Tengel, Cliff Gill, Rick Hines, Jeff Page.

This was one of those days where the stars were in perfect alignment. The credit goes entirely to our adjacent landowners, Tim and Stacy Brown. They spotted us on the part of their land where Bill Pfantz had kept his trailer, boat, vehicles, and junk. Starting the day we agreed to concentrate our efforts on getting this site cleared and checked off the list. read more

6 Sep 2020 Camping trip report

Trip report by Nathan Taylor.

Trip date: 2020-09-06
Project manager:
Trip purpose: Camping only
Areas of Cave visited: Campground
Trip participants: Sam Taylor, Ben Taylor
Entry Time: n/a
Exit Time: n/a
The trip report: My two sons (age 10 and 6) and myself camped outside the cave as an end of summer getaway (and opportunity for my wife to prepare for their home based education this fall). We arrived at 3:15 on Sunday afternoon (Sept 6). We departed at 8:00 Monday morning. 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

21 Dec 2019 Survey of area caves

Project manager: Jim Cooley
Trip purpose: Privately owned cave surveys
Areas of Cave visited: Campground
Trip participants: Jim Cooley, Bill Gee, Ken Grush, Seth Colston, Ginny Friedrich
Entry Time: 12/20/2019
Exit Time: 12/23/2019

Cooley, Gee and Grush arrived before dark, Colston well after dark on Friday, 12/20. Ginny arrived 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. We camped for up to three nights. Cooley replaced locks on the road gate and the silo. Both locks are set to the same combination. All the locks were lubed and some penetrating oil was left in the silo for future lock maintenance. read more