Photos from the North Passage survey in Memorial Day Cave

April 13, 2002
By - Devin Kouts

Germany Valley Ridge Walk, Copyright  Duane Thompson, 1999

Tom Barton looks on as Ralph Hartley catches up on sketch at station BP35. Two passages intersect here, one extends to the right and the end of the cave. In the background behind Tom, Rick Royer opened a lead that took the survey up into a short segment of trunk passage. Copyright Devin Kouts, 2002

Germany Valley Ridge Walk, Copyright  Duane Thompson, 1999

Ralph Hartley looks on as Rick Royer pushes into a tight side lead off a short segment of trunk passage. Copyright Devin Kouts, 2002

Walkin Cave, Copyright  Duane Thompson, 1999

Ralph Hartley and Barry Horner catch up on their book work in the trunk passage at the north end of Memorial Day Cave. Copyright Devin Kouts, 2002

Copyright  Duane Thompson, 1999

Rick Royer pulls tape into a tight side lead. Copyright Devin Kouts, 2002

Memorial Day Cave

Tom Barton takes a look at the far end of the trunk passage in the northern end of Memorial Day Cave. Copyright Devin Kouts, 2002

20-acre Lake Pit

Ralph prepares to follow Rick Royer and Miles Drake into the tight side lead off the short trunk segment. Copyright Devin Kouts, 2002

Memorial Day Cave

Most of the route to the north end of the cave (several hundred feet) is crawlway over cobbles. Rick Royer crawls through some typical passage on his return to the entrance. Copyright Ralph Hartley, 2002

Memorial Day Cave

Miles Drake enters the awkward spot at the "Amphora" on the way to the exit. He is mildly annoyed because someone has been firing a flash in his face. Copyright Ralph Hartley, 2002

Memorial Day Cave

Interesting helictites and formations adorn the passage on the way to the north end of Memorial Day cave. Cavers must take care not to damage these formations. Copyright Devin Kouts, 2002

Memorial Day Cave

Barry Horner gives Memorial Day cave helictites the evil eye. Copyright Devin Kouts, 2002