Tanya’s house was awesome. She was a very gracious host, but don’t leave your sleeping bag out on the floor while you go caving. Bad things will happen. I learned this the hard way.
Weather: Cold, snowy – expecting this Dave and I both drove our 4wd vehiclesData Recorded in Marion:Saturday – High 33 Low 12, wind gusts up to 40mph, snow fall up to three inches. Brrrrrr!
Sunday – High 27 Low 11, less windy, and sunny so it felt much nicer. Most snow gone.
Here’s some data and pics for your enjoyment:
The shell pics were taken by Martin Groenewegen and the pics outside the cave were taken by Matthew Weiss. These ceiling fossils are densely clustered in this layer and continue in the walls and ceiling off in an un-surveyed direction.
DATA SUMMARY for : 11Feb2012
Number Of Surveys= 2
Number Of Stations= 44
Included Shots= 43
Total Surveyed= 451.8 Feet 137.7 Meters 0.09 Miles
DATA SUMMARY for : All Survey Dates in ColdSink
Number Of Surveys= 6
Number Of Stations= 95
Included Shots= 94
Total Surveyed= 1291.6 Feet 393.7 Meters 0.24 Miles
========On this trip were myself, Ken W., Dave D., Ava P., Tanya M., Martin G., and Matthew W. Sunday myself, Ken, Dave, Ava, and Tanya did an easy trip and surveyed Dillman cave netting something around 160′. Martin and Matthew left for home that morning. Ken will be doing the cartography. After finishing in Dillman Cave, we did a quick fun trip across the valley to Dillman Saltpeter Cave. Dave Dugid recently finished the map for that cave, so before visiting either cave the map was delivered to the landowner.