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Lost Creek Siphon

Postby gindling » Feb 11, 2018 6:33 pm

Four of us forded the West Boulder River and snowshoed the five miles to Lost Creek Siphon in Montana this Saturday to begin rigging it for a bottoming in March, winter access only cave. Water was low and temps hovered around the 20's. Beautiful day!

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Re: Lost Creek Siphon

Postby Squirrel Girl » Feb 11, 2018 7:45 pm

I'm so much not a winter person, but those are great shots and my hat off to you hard core folks!
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Re: Lost Creek Siphon

Postby CaverScott » Feb 12, 2018 8:24 am

Love the pics. I am curious, why Winter Access only? Can you elborate? :cavingrocks:
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Re: Lost Creek Siphon

Postby gindling » Feb 12, 2018 9:59 am

Lost Creek drains a healthy chunk of the West Boulder Plateau and in the non-winter months would be an on rope scuba adventure. The water would still be in the mid thirties and just a lot more of it. There is still a healthy amount of water flowing in right now and it will be full wetsuit past where we turned around. Here is the same pit in May of last year.

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Re: Lost Creek Siphon

Postby CaverScott » Feb 12, 2018 11:03 am

Mid-30's :yikes: That is just a "tad" :big grin: cooler than the mid-50's I used to survey while I lived in Indiana.
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Re: Lost Creek Siphon

Postby bennettbike » Mar 14, 2018 9:39 pm

I have dropped pits with cold water, its crazy, might not do that again.
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