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

Entry Time: About 9:45am
Exit Time: About 2pm

From the ladder, we went downstream Thunder River to the waterfall. We didn’t go past the waterfall. Then back to the ladder and down the Carroll Passage to near the “water barrier”. When we got to the ladder, one of our party (Dallin Miller) wanted to exit. After getting him rigged up and sent up the ladder, we went to the Angel Pool, then down to the water, then walked upstream for roughly 20 minutes before turning around.

The last 3 of our group up the ladder were Alyssa, Kyle and myself in that order. When we were half way up, a safety sleeve was accidentally dropped from above and brushed off the helmets of the top two, then brushed off my arm. Nobody was injured. When I got to the top, Bill Gee explained he thought it was connected to a tether when, of course, it wasn’t. No harm, no foul.