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Photography documentation

9 Oct 2021 Convention Hall Photography Trip

Trip purpose: Photography
Areas of Cave visited: Upstream Thunder, Convention Hall
Trip participants: David Fairbairn, Shannon Zaloz, John Roth, Victor Munsen, Cliff Gill, Alaina Borra, Kathy Christensen, Becca Marlin

Entry Time: 10:00 am
Exit Time: 4:30 pm

Alaina and I arrived Friday night shortly before 10pm and quickly set up camp. The grass in the driveway was about knee high which made it difficult to see if there were any hazards in the gravel on the way in. read more

22 December 2020 Photo Trip

Trip date: 22 December 2020
Trip purpose: Photo/intro to Carroll
Areas of Cave visited: CarrollPassage
Trip participants: Terry Sherman (trip leader), Jamie Euless , Andrew Waters, Abby Waters, Ashley Waters
Entry Time: 10:30 Exit Time: 15:30

The trip report: Everyone took a little longer to get lined out, well, the 3 first timers in particular. Everyone entered and exited on pit rope without incident. On our way to the water barrier we stopped at the “best” formation area to take pictures. Immediately past this area we encountered Carroll’s boot sucking mud. As Ashley crosses the mud, as if the cave has possessed her spirit, she states, “I’ve lost my soul! The cave has taken my soul!” Jamie is heard saying, “Oh no, wardrobe malfunction!” 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

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

Trip Report – 9 March 2019

Editor’s note – This trip report was written by Hou Zhong.

We had a late start because Terry and I did not have a four wheel drive. We parked our cars after crossing the ‘dry’ creek and before starting up the hill. Then we put our stuff on Cliff’s Highlander. Six of us showed up (three camped inside the silo the night before). We started around 9:00 a.m., and everybody got down the ladder around 10:00 a.m. We headed to downstream Thunder river and turned around just past the Forevers around 1:00 p.m. due to rising water. read more