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Bridge Day 2008

Postby Carl Amundson » Oct 13, 2008 12:46 pm

I know it's not strictly a "caving event", but a lot of cavers attend.

I will be making the drop for the first time. :banana_yay:
Yup, that's right I'm a bridge day virgin...
I will be with the Monongahela Grotto in Position #9.

Who else is going and what rappel spot go you have?
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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby Tim White » Oct 13, 2008 1:45 pm

Berta and I will be there as part of the Safety Team.
We also have the honor of being the first married couple to "raise the colors" and state the days event.
Berta will be climbing with the American flag and I will be climbing with (the much smaller) WV flag.
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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby SARmission » Oct 13, 2008 3:35 pm

WOOHOO!!!! 5 days left. Leaving for WV on Thursday morning. Good friends, good, camping, good rappeling!!! Good luck to all and be safe. :banana_yay:
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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby Bill Putnam » Oct 13, 2008 9:16 pm

That TAG Pit Crew will be on the Bridge at station 14.
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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby jharman2 » Oct 14, 2008 10:53 am

I'll be there with junkman #9 spot Mon Grotto. This is my second year and I am just as excited as I was last year!
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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby Brian Masney » Oct 20, 2008 9:14 am

I posted pictures from this year's Bridge Day to the following site:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/masneyb/se ... 187595312/

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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby SARmission » Oct 20, 2008 9:19 am

Another great Bridge Day!!! Everyone seemed to have a good time and there was not as much pushing and shoving on the catwalk as before. Everyone have a great year and I look forward to seeing more people next year!!! :banana_yay:
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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby JNT Exploration1 » Oct 20, 2008 1:53 pm

And here all this time I thought I was crazy! Haaa I have nothing on ya'll.....you folks voluntarily jump off the bridge?! While I might enjoy watching the show...there is no way this boy gonna rappel of da bridge on Purpose! lol
Still....it looks like you folks had fun and that is what counts.
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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby Tim White » Oct 20, 2008 2:30 pm

Brian Masney wrote:I posted pictures from this year's Bridge Day to the following site:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/masneyb/se ... 187595312/

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Wow! You got your photos up on flicker quick. You must have drove straight home and logged on. Great shots a usual.
It was good to see you guys there.
After seeing the shot titled My worn-out boots, maybe next year at the "ascending system check-out" I should take a look at the quality of your boots too. :rofl:

BTW tell Mary…sorry that I missed speaking to her.

There were a great number of Cave-Chat folks that I saw, but never had a chance to say "hi" to....very busy time for us. Hope everyone had as much fun as I did. :clap: :banana_yay:
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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby Carl Amundson » Oct 20, 2008 2:49 pm

I had a great time at Bridge Day this year.
I was able to get in 5 rappels, thanks to the Governor extending our day for an extra half hour.

It was my first, but will not be my last.
and next year I want to ascend also...

Here is a link to some of the pictures I took:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27728557@N02/sets/72157608214860473/

Sorry I missed talking to you Tim.
I saw you at the safety meeting, but did not see you on Saturday.
(except for watching you and Berta raising the flags in the morning).
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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby cave rat » Oct 21, 2008 12:31 am

I got to attend for the first time Belaying this year on VBATS Team. I am hoping to return next year and drop it. I am also hoping to ascend it also. A lot of training involve coming up this next year.
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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby Jagdmann » Oct 26, 2008 12:54 am

Bridge Day rocks, my 1st time round' w/ 5 drops from position 10. Now I have to try for 6 nxt. year. My teammates got me hooked- hook, line and sinker. :big grin:
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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby driggs » Jan 12, 2009 8:05 pm

This was my third Bridge Day Rappel with Brian Masney's Monongahela Grotto team; I flew in from Oregon and managed to squeeze in 2 rappels, 2 tandem ascents, and 1.5 funnel cakes this year.

My photos are posted online at: http://speleo.us/gallery/Bridge_Day_2008

(Pardon the late thread reply, I'm sorting through 6 months of photographs!)
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Re: Bridge Day 2008

Postby cindy » Feb 17, 2009 2:06 pm

I am in the process of designing a 30th Anniversary magazine for Bridge Day. If anyone has any awsome photos from Bridge Day I would love to see them. You can contact me at cindy@wvdsl.net. Thank you!
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