Areas Visited – Carroll Passage to the Lunch Room
Time In – 9:30am
Time Out – 2:00pm
Participants – Bill Gee (trip leader)
Permit number 1910-1
This was supposed to be our annual bat census trip where we count bats from the Lunch Room to the Mountain Room. One of the participants dropped out very early Saturday morning, leaving us no time to recruit a replacement.
CCC Annual Landowner’s trips into Carroll Cave
Observations and Lessons Learned
Four Fredericks, a local family that built our new road, and Danny Schupbach, a gentleman who provided great assistant during the construction of the shaft, and two of his friends saw Carroll for the first time. They made their trip to Thunder Falls, the Carroll Passage and Angel Pool Passage without a problem. They enjoyed their trip and were very complementary of our effort. Three other locals that had planned to participate were not able to make it this year.
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
In the spring of 2017 Bill Gee led three trips into Carroll Cave. Joshua Mouser was working on a masters project at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, doing eDNA data collection and analysis. He has completed his thesis paper and earned his Master of Science degree.
The complete paper is attached below as a PDF file. It is 130 pages of pretty dense reading!