Seeking Dry Branch Run (Mingo WV) Conservationist

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Seeking Dry Branch Run (Mingo WV) Conservationist

Postby ggaliens » Sep 5, 2012 8:45 am

Seeking Dry Branch Run (Mingo WV) Conservationist

To help with a saftey issue in one of the great caves of
this area. Project is short in duration (1 trip, 1 hour or less of work).

Details to be discussed off line in email.
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Re: Seeking Dry Branch Run (Mingo WV) Conservationist

Postby Bob Thrun » Sep 5, 2012 11:16 am

I sent a PM, but I am not sure it got through. I did not get a 'Your message has been sent' banner.
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Re: Seeking Dry Branch Run (Mingo WV) Conservationist

Postby ggaliens » Sep 6, 2012 7:45 pm

OK ... I have changed my mind and would like to describe the problem to the forum at large.

Left-Tit pit currently has a very large rock/formation out of place, right over the drop ... in the drop.

This is NEW as of last weekend and is a very unfortunate location for a displaced formation/rock.

Someone with experience needs to fix this or at least have a look. And anyone even curious needs to
approach with maximum care (don't lean on the rock !).

EDIT: I think the rock out of place effectively closes the cave unless there is another pit nearby
(rumor).
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Re: Seeking Dry Branch Run (Mingo WV) Conservationist

Postby MoonshineR DavE » Sep 6, 2012 8:14 pm

I will be up that way next weekend and will go check it out.
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Re: Seeking Dry Branch Run (Mingo WV) Conservationist

Postby ggaliens » Sep 7, 2012 8:40 am

One other thought ... when big rock drops. It will stay right where people normal land after rap.

Might be good to try an move it 5 feet by flipping it a few times. So that people don't rap right
down onto same rock. Grind rope into it. Etc. The landing area was very nice a few weeks ago.
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