—–Introductions (and favorite Lies given about caving)
Mike Broome – “Not much crawling”
Lisa Lorinzen – “This is the trip where we’ll extend the
Ken Walsh – “I’ll be right back”
Michael McBride – “It’ll be fun”
Kim Parks – “The entrance is right over there”
Diane – “This is my first cave”
Rachel Saker – “You won’t get wet”
Vardel “We’ll be out
Mark Dewitt – “Cave Flooding in Worleys”
Julie Fairbank – “Beginner Cave”
Janelle Lovelace – “Family Lost in Caves (Trout Cave)”
Mike Vlah – “There will be cave salamanders”
Emily Graham – “There are cave slugs”
trip suggestions – taking suggestion, poss. Hancock cave restoration of trail,
— Carlin updated
website – NCRC link
— Membership dues
— Bugfest –
— Darwin Day –
theme: Botany (Nov 9th)
— North Raleigh
Scout Trip (Oct 21st or 28th)
— Out Chair is stepping
down. We’ll not have another election, but do request help.
— Grotto Trip — Carlin with his kids (Boxwer Crystal, Dead
Air), Small kids, didn’t like small spaces, but encouraged to go in. Cried the
entire time. Smaller group, less light may have effected kids.
— Mike B. – Took Carlin’s kid (4 year old) down to the bottom/big room,
— Mark (w/lee olson and Peter and Axle). Boxwork Crystla, Dead Air,
— Diane impressed with large room in Dead Air
Sunday of grotto
trip – 5 members including Mike B went to Big Sink (lots of Scat), lots of wild
flowers and Butterflies on approach. Surveyed with Ken, Lisa, Emily and
Diane.Crash course in sketching. Canyon passages, running water. 4 hours of
surveying; much left to survey.
Emily – survey other
spots near smelly area. Small passage/crawl surveys…bad for Ken.
Mike V – 7 people to New River Cave – Winterforest room with
Flowstone . Other groups from VT. Muddy
hallways. Calcite layers showing water levels. Breakdown room, Planetarium, saw
3 Bats (Tricolor).
Perkins – Rachel and Carlin – Survey: Camp trip, small
comfortable site near flowing water. 48 hours underground. 1500 ft added. Mice
noted. Blowing, lots of subsurface formations.
Presentation – Mike and Lisa “Fantastic leads”
— Inspired by Ken! Mike and Lisa started in Grand Caverns.
Resurvey to a small hole off tourist trail. Not much digging at that time. By
pushing that specific lead – ¾ miles known cave to 3 miles since 2006.
— The Dream. Small hole exploration leads to large areas of
— Reality: Lots of digging, little new cave.
— Observation: Searching for new area : Sinks. Removing
debris: trolleys, bucket slides.
— Faith: excavation due to geologic hypethosizing (Blowing
air, geological evidence,
— Speleo-Engeneering: Moving mud/rock.