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

11 July 2020 Data Logger Service

Carroll Cave data logger and rescue cache inventory

Permit numbers 2008-01 and 2007-02

Data logger participants – Seth Colston
Kristen Godfrey
Kayla Rosen
Kayla Heady
Martin Carmichael
Tyler Skaggs
Melissa Shippy

Rescue Cache inventory – Jay Kennedy
Nick Kennedy
Rita Worden
Bill Gee

This trip was originally planned to be just a data logger service trip. The goals changed and evolved, especially in the two weeks leading up to the trip. Even on Saturday morning no one was completely sure who was going to be there and what the teams would be. By the time everyone got there we had three goals: 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

8 March 2020 Surface Work Day

Carroll Cave Work Day

8 March 2020

Jeff Page
Tim Delk
Kellen Delk
Bill Gee

A few weeks ago Tim Delk made a trip to the Carroll Cave silo. He made notes on the electrical system installation, and planned for some upgrades. On March 8 we had a work day for Tim to implement some of the upgrades. We accomplished some other work as well.

I drove down early Saturday morning, arriving at the silo just a few minutes after 0800. The survey team from yesterday’s survey trip (March 7) was just waking up. I talked to Tony Schmitt for a few minutes about what they found, then went out to do some exercise walking. read more