Surveying large passage for the first time

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Re: Surveying large passage for the first time

Postby Scott McCrea » Oct 4, 2012 10:53 am

Nice maps! We need to get together in Russell Co. soon. We have found a few very nice caves near Cleveland. Email me and we'll set something up.
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Re: Surveying large passage for the first time

Postby GroundquestMSA » Oct 4, 2012 4:28 pm

BrianFrank wrote:I love the maps. Detailed and easy to read at the same time.

Quest. 1.) At the very south west end of the first map I see a stream that hits 1'. I assume that is a sump. Have you tried to get through that or dig to see if it goes? That looks like the only possible exit to this cave?

Quest. 2.) Any airflow in the 7' (100') solutional crawl that you may want to do a dig later?

Thanks Brian,
I haven't really been eqipped to push the sump. There is an exsurgent wet cave nearby that I suspect may carry the same stream, but that's just a guess. There is a very small downward hole in the soil floor at the practical end of the solutional crawl. No airflow was noted.
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