Carroll Cave Reports Blog
This is a collection of around 100 photographs from David Griffith's collection. He graciously provided these photos specifically to post on the web site. All of these photos date from before the entrance shaft was built. Most of them are from the middle 1960s up to about 1980. All were taken with film cameras.
This is a collection of random photographs from Upstream Thunder River. Most were taken after the entrance shaft was completed.
This is a collection of random photos from Downstream Thunder River. All of these were taken after the entrance shaft was completed.
This is a random collection of photos from carroll Passage. Most were taken after the shaft entrance was finished.
Also known as the T-Survey.
These photos were taken by Derek Holtmann on 14 July 2018.
The spring 2002 MVOR meeting was sponsored by Carroll Cave Conservancy. It has passed into MVOR lore as "the mudfest". Starting Thursday and through most of the day Friday the site experienced very heavy rain. The field was so muddy that nothing was moving. Most attendees had to park on the road and either walk in to a campsite or camp in the road. In spite of the mud - or maybe because of it! - A good time was had by all who attended. CCC wound up making no money on the event because of repairs made to the field. These pictures give some idea of what it was like.
Trip leader - Bill Gee Participants - Martin CarmichaelSarah PetersonTristin WhetstineDiana DawsonCaleb MundwillerErica HroblokAngie Wooden Permit number 2023-004 This trip had four goals. The main goal was to replace the batteries and memory card in the bat roost logger located next to the big guano pile at the Lunch Room. This prepares the logger for the upcoming maternity colony which should start moving in around the end of April. The second goal was to replace batteries and memory card in the cave intrusion detector located near the ladder. Goal three was to collect some water samples for Tyler Huth. He is doing isotope analysis. The fourth was to introduce some new cavers to Carroll Cave. All four goals were accomplished during the trip. Tristin Whetstine drove to the campground Friday evening and spent the night. It was chilly, with morning low on Saturday around 20F. I drove to the cave early Saturday morning arriving about 7:50am, shortly after sunrise. The low temperature...
Report by Rick Hines. Crew: Rick HinesMike KovacsCliff Gill and daughterJeff BowmanJohn McGuireNathan and Sam TaylorDennis MurphyMarty GriffinBill GeeShawn Kober With an excellent crew we were able to get the trusses and battens up and sheet metal roofing on in one day! On prior work days we: · Surveyed the location for the shelter house. · Drilled eight 3-foot deep holes for the posts and spread a gravel base. · Plumbed and crossed braced the posts and attached a horizontal beam at the top, and set form boards for the concrete pad. · Placed rebar and poured and finished the pad. Originally, I planned to work the weekend, but due to a rainy forecast for Sunday we decided to work just on Saturday. John McGuire, Dennis Murphy, and I left my house early to arrive at the silo at about 7:30 AM....
January 13 – 15, 2023 DL7 – Back to Bartertown Tomorrow-morrow land and beyond By Chad McCain It had been a year since we last mapped (my first trip to DL7) in Bartertown past Push Camp. I had been eagerly anticipating a return to the end of survey at L51 in Tomorrow-morrow land. Tony Schmitt, Michael Bradford and I met up at the property early in the afternoon on Friday, with a light snow cover, to do some Distox calibrating and overall final prep for the camp trip. Eventually Ben Miller rolled in, as well as Cathleen Yung, Seth Colston, Joe Sikorski and last but not least, Isaac Smith. Ben Geisert, Derik Holtman and Logan Dowd also arrived to camp on the surface for their day trip. We entered in 3 separate groups and got settled into Jerry’s Cairn by 10:30 p.m. or so with the goal to get up at 7:00 a.m. to roll out to Bartertown! Joe, Michael, Isaac and I rolled out around 8:45 a.m. and we made good time reaching push camp in just over 2 hours and we were at the end of survey an...