Trip date: 2020-12-26 Project manager: Bob Lerch Trip purpose: Cartographic objectives in Upper Thunder River Areas of Cave visited: Upstream Thunder Trip participants: Bob Lerch, Joe Sikorski, Isaac Smith and Dan Lamping Entry Time: Noon Exit Time: 9 PM
We began looking for tie-in stations near the shaft. It turns out that the beginning of the Angel Pool Passage (T survey) was never sketched. A survey line was run through it as part of the first survey trip of the CCC, but there’s no sketch. So, we assessed how much passage needed to be drawn and found tie-ins. This will be a full day’s work in the future.read more
Trip date: 2020-12-26 Project manager: Jim Cooley Trip purpose: Survey Joe Cave Areas of Cave visited: Campground Trip participants: Jim Cooley, Seth Colston, Ginny Friedrich Entry Time: Arrived evening or 12/26/2020 Exit Time: Departed 9:00 a.m. 12/28/2020
The trip report: We camped for two nights, had campfires both nights, Showed the Joe Cave landowners, Cliff Kivela and Nancy Phenix, the silo and camping area. Cliff (a good friend of Doug Feakes) had seen the sinkhole dig, but not the shaft. We finished the survey of Joe Cave.read more
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
Participants: Martin Carmichael, Jim Cooley, Julie Cottrell, Rebecca Carpenter, George Tengel, Cliff Gill, Rick Hines, Jeff Page.
This was one of those days where the stars were in perfect alignment. The credit goes entirely to our adjacent landowners, Tim and Stacy Brown. They spotted us on the part of their land where Bill Pfantz had kept his trailer, boat, vehicles, and junk. Starting the day we agreed to concentrate our efforts on getting this site cleared and checked off the list.read more
Dedicated to the study, conservation and preservation of the Carroll Cave watershed.