27 Aug 2022 Survey trip report – Alex Litsch

Alex LitschLower Thunder RiverDL28-29-2022Kohl Mitchell, Cathleen Yung, and Myself were the first crew of many to enter Carroll Cave at about 9:30amon 8-29-2022. I rappelled down first to check that the rope we rigged the night before had made it to the bottom.After...

27 Aug 2022 Survey trip report – Bob Lerch

This was the first trip in 20 years with 6 teams and 18 cavers. Not since the beginning of the project in September 2002, have we had this many people on a survey trip. Dan Lamping recruited cavers from all over the state with the hopes of introducing new cavers to...

27 Aug 2022 Survey trip report – Chad McCain

By Chad McCain Piggybacking off everyone else’s trip reports which were probably much more detailed, I will fast forward to the facts behind the trip that Michael Bradford, Isaac Smith, and myself did. We were the second team into the cave, behind Alex Litsch’s team....
27 Aug 2022 Survey trip report – Tony Schmitt

27 Aug 2022 Survey trip report – Tony Schmitt

Trip report by Tony Schmitt Trip participants: T.Schmitt, Josh Hafner, Corey EllisEntry Time: 10amExit Time: 11pmThe trip report: My crew, one of five in the cave traveled from the backdoor to the mountain room. We traveled with Lamping’s team which should be...

21-23 January Survey Tomorrow-Morrow Land

By Chad McCain DL7 to Tomorrow-Morrow Land Friday afternoon I returned to Carroll Cave for my long-anticipated 2nd trip into the cave. Being a SEMO caver, I have no shortage of long caves to survey including the 1st, 2nd, 7th and the 17th longest caves in the state. I...

21-23 January 2022 Survey in Barterland area of DL7

Return to Bartertown by Dan Lamping Recently, 8 cavers descended into Carroll Cave to continue mapping in the Bartertown area of DL7 in Lower Thunder River. The area had not seen much attention since 2011. We’ve long had the goal of getting some new people...