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
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
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
Jessica White 370
Chris Goff 588
Allen Bee 589
Erika Helton 590
Cagen Johnston 591
Seth Colston 583
Kirsten Colston 582
Patti Jon 587
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
Long-time Carroll Cave explorer DJ Hall put together a 5 minute YouTube video regarding the southern blind cave fish. All of the footage was shot in Carroll Cave. About half of it was taken underwater and shows cave fish in action. There are also some very nice scenes of rimstone dam (the Angel Pool formation) and soda straws.
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