Trip purpose: Photography
Areas of Cave visited: Upstream Thunder, Convention Hall
Trip participants: David Fairbairn, Shannon Zaloz, John Roth, Victor Munsen, Cliff Gill, Alaina Borra, Kathy Christensen, Becca Marlin

Entry Time: 10:00 am
Exit Time: 4:30 pm

Alaina and I arrived Friday night shortly before 10pm and quickly set up camp. The grass in the driveway was about knee high which made it difficult to see if there were any hazards in the gravel on the way in.

Saturday morning Kathy was the first to arrive at 8:30 followed shortly by everyone else. This was the first time in Carroll for 3 cavers so there was much discussion of what gear to wear/ bring into the cave. The first caver went down the shaft at 10:00am, and the last person was in the cave at 10:45.

We all headed up Thunder and made our first stop at Angel Pool Passage for pictures and a snack break. From there we continued on with a goal of finding Convention Hall, which we arrived at around 1:30pm. Shannon and crew enjoyed making shadow puppets from the balcony with the help of Victor and Kathy’s very bright dive lights.

We made our way back to the ladder and stayed in the water to go see Thunder Falls. From the top of Thunder Falls, we split into 2 groups. One group went to go see the bottom of the falls, and the other group waited at the top of the falls. Cliff went for a swim. We were all geared up and started up the ladder at 4:00pm, with the last caver getting to the top at 4:30.

Kristen Godfrey