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

2 April 2019 – Work day

After a rough start we finally concluded a productive work day and I can check two items off our “to do list”.

Bill Gee and a newcomer to the CCC, Shannon Robinson, arrived about 15 minutes before our planned 7:00 AM departure (Bill’s always early). While packing their gear into my truck Bill noticed a low tire so I fired up the air compressor and aired up the tire. We got in and found that the truck would not start. After connecting two vehicles with jumper cables we were eventually able to get my F350 diesel started. We got about a half mile down the road and the truck was running poorly and the check engine light came on. We turned around and limped back to my house and transferred gear to Bill’s truck but since his truck will only hold two people I followed him in my car. On the way down Bill allowed no time for breakfast and we only got a bathroom stop because he needed gas. So we made up a little of the lost time and arrived at about 10:30. read more

Trip leader training outline

The attached document is an outline of the topics covered during trip leader training. Although it is mainly intended for those who are leading trips in Carroll Cave, the information is useful to anyone who participates on a trip.

This outline was created some years ago. It is still relevant, though a few items are dated.

CarrollCaveTripLeaderTraining 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