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Gangsta Mappers Attendance for the New River, Bowden, Cassell, and Breathing Cave Surveys

through November 19, 2005

by Bob Zimmerman

For the Bowden survey, Bob Gulden used to do regular updates showing the total attendance at Gangsta Mapping weekends at Bowden Cave.

I have incorporated Bob's attendance figures on this page. Furthermore, Dave West has provided us an Excel spreadsheet showing the attendance figures for the New River Cave survey.

Thus, below you will find separate attendance figures for the New River, Bowden, Cassell, and Breathing projects, plus a total for the two current projects as well as a total for all four projects.

If you think there is an error either in the spelling of a name or in the number of trips attributed to you, please email me forthwith at zimmerman@nasw.org.

New River Cave

19 Bob Alderson
19 Barry Horner
17 Karen Wilmes
16 Chris Alderson
16 Bob Hoke
16 Dave West
14 Ralph Hartley
12 Miles Drake
11 Tom Spina
10 Ollie McKagen
10 Rick Royer
10 Arnie Weisbrot
8 Pauline Apling
8 Duane Thompson
8 Ken Walsh
8 Carl Weisbrot
7 Greg Sholly
6 Ed Devine
6 Nancy Hafkin
5 Joanne Smith
5 Mark Weisbrot
4 Linda Devine
4 Steven Hartley
4 Dave Hubbard
4 Tanya McLaughlan
3 Ron Boucher
3 Traci Kammer
3 Terry King
3 Dwight Livingston
3 Dave White
2 Page Ashwell
2 Carl Brenner
2 Nadi Findliki
2 Paul Gillis
2 Bob Glicker
2 Pam Holton
2 Pete James
2 Doug Leapley
2 Terry McClanathan
2 Branden McKagen
2 Patrick Paczkowski
2 Kathy Potter
2 Rick Scaletta
2 Sheila Underwood
1 Jeff Bogart
1 Brian Bolt
1 Gordon Brace
1 Jim Briedler
1 Glen Broderson
1 Lewis Carroll
1 Lori Chesser
1 James Cummings
1 Tim Dobrowolsky
1 Mike Everett
1 Dave Faust
1 Mark Fowler
1 Fred Grady
1 Pete Hertl
1 Bob Horton
1 Andrew Hudson
1 Jim Hufton
1 Cathy Mancus
1 Mark Manor
1 Steve Martinez
1 Scott Martz
1 Kathy Medon
1 John Murray
1 Nina Pietroiusky
1 John Plyler
1 Chris Printz
1 Dave Privall
1 Hank Ratrie
1 Rick Richardson
1 Ken Rigler
1 Bill Schultz
1 Lee Shang
1 Chris Squyars
1 Al Stubbe
1 Donna Venuchekov
1 Ivan Venuchekov

Bowden Cave

24 Bob Gulden
24 Dusty Gulden
21 Barry Horner
21 Karen Willmes
19 Dave West
18 Bob Alderson
16 Bob Hoke
15 Ralph Hartley
14 Miles Drake
14 Curtis Reese
14 Arnie Weisbrot
13 Rick Royer
12 Chris Alderson
12 Stephen Hartley
10 Stan Carts
10 Charles Kahn
10 Terry King
6 Gorden Birkhimer
5 Pauline Apling
5 Barry Chute
5 Nancy Hafkin
5 Karen Kohenavich
5 Joanne Smith
5 Tom Spina
5 Mark Weisbrot
4 Ben Hollister
4 Cat Lazaroff
4 Bill O'Dell
4 Steve Prentice
4 Greg Sholly
4 Carl Weisbrot
3 David Bowser
3 Carl Pierce
3 Ken Walsh
2 Matt Bazer
2 Trevor Davis
2 Linda Baker Devine
2 Tim Dobrowolsky
2 Vitas Eidukevicius
2 Kim Fleischmann
2 Bob Glicker
2 Tracy Kammer Goldburg
2 Fred Grady
2 Dan Ladd
2 Larie O'Dell
2 Karl Prentice
1 Pam Alvaro
1 Judy Axinn
1 Matt Belfoure
1 Don Bennett
1 Gordon Bolt
1 Ellen Burch
1 Everett Carpenter
1 Christopher Catherman
1 Frank Filz
1 J.C. Fisher
1 Tsai-Hong Hartley
1 Kim Herlong
1 Ray Herlong
1 Craig Hovey
1 Greg Hull
1 Carolyn Ingle
1 Sharon Keener
1 Drew Kipe
1 Mark "Indy" Kochte
1 Mat Liddle
1 Tony Lirecle
1 Dwight Livingston
1 Jim McConkey
1 Dennis Melko
1 Jen Neeman
1 John Nestor
1 Tim Pargne
1 Hank Ratrie
1 Rafi Reyes
1 Larry Ryan
1 Veronica Schoman
1 Barbara Schomer
1 Dale Slick
1 Kyle Stump
1 Patty Taylor
1 Sheila Underwood
1 Carlos Velasquez
1 Jonathan Weiner

Cassell Cave

29 Bob Zimmerman
26 Miles Drake
22 Karen Willmes
20 Dave West
19 Bob Alderson
19 Edgard Bertaut
18 Stan Carts
15 Ralph Hartley
15 Rick Royer
12 Charles Danforth
12 Bob Robins
11 Patricia Bingham
11 Bob Hoke
11 Barry Horner
8 Ben Diedrich
8 Tom Kornack
8 Joanne Smith
7 Philip Balister
7 Gordon Birkhimer
7 Mike "Tiny" Manke
6 Devin Kouts
6 Dwight Livingston
6 Ken Walsh
5 Lew Carroll
5 Sandy Knapp
4 Jonas Bystrom
4 Charles Kahn
4 Dan Ladd
4 Pete Penczer
4 Penelope Pooler
4 Rafi Reyes
3 Stephen Hartley
3 Tom Heutte
3 Dave Hollick
3 J.D. Lewis
2 Chris Alderson
2 Mike Balister
2 Traci Kammer Goldberg
2 Bob Gulden
2 Dusty Gulden
2 Jasper the cave dog
2 Mark "Indy" Kochte
2 Cat Lazaroff
2 Madeline Li
2 Dave Mitchell
2 Pat Newman
2 Chris Newton
2 Steve Prentice
2 Bru Randall
2 Curtis Reese
2 Lloyd Stevens
2 Sheila Underwood
2 Mark Veerman
1 Pauline Apling
1 Stevan Biggers
1 Gordon Bolt
1 Don Coons
1 Ed Devine
1 Colleen Dugan
1 Vitas Eidukevicius
1 J.C. Fisher
1 Kevin Flanagan
1 Jim Gildea
1 Paul Gillis
1 Tsai-Hong Hartley
1 Terry King
1 Seth Lake
1 Steve LaPera
1 Rick Lambert
1 Mike Leung
1 Ben Madore
1 Tanya McLaughlin
1 Tom McNerney
1 Chris Michie
1 Pat Minnick
1 Kevin Mulligan
1 Brian Pease
1 Jonathan Peterson
1 Carl Pierce
1 Dawn Reed
1 Dave Roberts
1 Ken Robins
1 Mary Anne Robins
1 Carmen N. Roques
1 Amy Rosenberg
1 Barbara Schomer
1 Barb Shanholtz
1 Greg Sholly
1 Mike Vaughn
1 Lisa Van Dyke
1 Bob Vocke
1 Kurt Waldron
1 Arnie Weisbrot
1 Andy Yeagle
1 Diane Zimmerman
1 Jeff Zink

Breathing Cave

28 Bob Alderson
20 Bob Hoke
17 Karen Willmes
16 Dave West
15 Miles Drake
13 Barry Horner
11 Bob Robins
10 Patricia Bingham
10 Ken Walsh
10 Bob Zimmerman
8 Gordon Birkhimer
8 Rick Royer
6 Ralph Hartley
6 Mike "Tiny" Manke
5 Marion Bittinger
5 Bob Griffith
5 Mark "Indy" Kochte
5 Kevin Mulligan
4 Carl Amundson
4 Stan Carts
4 Christopher Catherman
4 Linda Baker Devine
4 Phil Lucas
4 Richard Mann
4 Bill Schultz
4 Mike Skipper
4 Joanne Smith
3 Joe Deppe
3 Charles Kahn
3 Rick Lambert
3 Ben Madore
3 Tanya McLaughlin
3 Patrick Newman
3 Dave Roberts
3 Lloyd Stevens
2 Chris Alderson
2 Dave Asbury
2 Edgard Bertaut
2 Abner Chowdhory
2 John Dixon
2 Bob Gulden
2 Dusty Gulden
2 Tom Heutte
2 Tom Kornack
2 Mike Kubatz
2 Seth Lake
2 Jeff Maddox
2 Chris Moses
2 Greg Pass
2 Jonathan Patterson
2 Penelope Pooler
2 Rafi Reyes
2 Ken Robins
2 Ben Schwartz
2 Doug Viner
2 Arnie Weisbrot
1 Pauline Apling
1 Josh Babcock
1 Larry Bear
1 Don Becker
1 Jonas Bystrom
1 Lew Carroll
1 Josh Chronister
1 Gregg Clemmer
1 Charles Danforth
1 Mary Davis
1 John Dickson
1 Nigel Dyson-Hudson
1 Jeremy Erhlich
1 Vitas Eidukevicius
1 Jill Foley
1 Guilherme Fonseca
1 Kevin Franke
1 Tom Garasic
1 Jim Gildea
1 Paula Grgich
1 Tim Hansen
1 Sarah Hendricks
1 Leland Hill
1 Catherine Holden
1 Cathy James
1 Pete James
1 Matt Jenkins
1 Kelsea Johnson
1 Meredith Hall Johnson
1 Dave Kellum
1 Terry King
1 John Kolm
1 Micah Lebette
1 Mike Leung
1 Dwight Livingston
1 Joe Lugg
1 Antonio Martinez
1 John Mathers
1 Tim McDougle
1 Dennis Melko
1 Dave Mitchell
1 Louise Neu
1 Diane Owens
1 Jody Powell
1 Julie Roberts
1 Ben Richard
1 Cori Schwartz
1 Tommy Shifflett
1 Greg Sholly
1 Ricky Shortt
1 George Spence
1 Tom Spina
1 Erik Tesnau
1 Bob Thrun
1 Sheila Underwood
1 Mark Veerman
1 Kurt Waldron
1 Carl Weisbrot
1 Andy Wessel
1 Chris Woodly
1 Jamie Worm
1 Andy Yeagle

Cassell+Breathing

47 Bob Alderson
41 Miles Drake
39 Karen Willmes
39 Bob Zimmerman
36 Dave West
31 Bob Hoke
24 Barry Horner
23 Bob Robins
23 Rick Royer
22 Stan Carts
21 Edgard Bertaut
21 Patricia Bingham
21 Ralph Hartley
16 Ken Walsh
15 Gordon Birkhimer
13 Charles Danforth
13 Mike "Tiny" Manke
12 Joanne Smith
10 Tom Kornack
8 Ben Diedrich
8 Mark "Indy" Kochte
7 Philip Balister
7 Charles Kahn
7 Dwight Livingston
6 Lew Carroll
6 Devin Kouts
6 Kevin Mulligan
6 Penelope Pooler
6 Rafi Reyes
5 Marion Bittinger
5 Jonas Bystrom
5 Bob Griffith
5 Tom Heutte
5 Sandy Knapp
5 Patrick Newman
5 Lloyd Stevens
4 Chris Alderson
4 Carl Amundson
4 Christopher Catherman
4 Linda Baker Devine
4 Bob Gulden
4 Dusty Gulden
4 Dan Ladd
4 Rick Lambert
4 Phil Lucas
4 Ben Madore
4 Richard Mann
4 Tanya McLaughlin
4 Pete Penczer
4 Dave Roberts
4 Bill Schultz
4 Mike Skipper
3 Joe Deppe
3 Stephen Hartley
3 Dave Hollick
3 Seth Lake
3 J.D. Lewis
3 Dave Mitchell
3 Jonathan Patterson
3 Ken Robins
3 Sheila Underwood
3 Mark Veerman
3 Arnie Weisbrot
2 Pauline Apling
2 Dave Asbury
2 Mike Balister
2 Abner Chowdhory
2 John Dixon
2 Vitas Eidukevicius
2 Jim Gildea
2 Traci Kammer Goldberg
2 Jasper the cave dog
2 Terry King
2 Mike Kubatz
2 Cat Lazaroff
2 Mike Leung
2 Madeline Li
2 Jeff Maddox
2 Chris Moses
2 Chris Newton
2 Greg Pass
2 Steve Prentice
2 Bru Randall
2 Curtis Reese
2 Ben Schwartz
2 Greg Sholly
2 Doug Viner
2 Kurt Waldron
2 Andy Yeagle
1 Josh Babcock
1 Larry Bear
1 Don Becker
1 Stevan Biggers
1 Gordon Bolt
1 Josh Chronister
1 Gregg Clemmer
1 Don Coons
1 Mary Davis
1 Ed Devine
1 John Dickson
1 Colleen Dugan
1 Nigel Dyson-Hudson
1 Jeremy Ehrlich
1 J.C. Fisher
1 Kevin Flanagan
1 Jill Foley
1 Guilherme Fonseca
1 Kevin Franke
1 Tom Garasic
1 Paul Gillis
1 Paula Grgich
1 Tim Hansen
1 Tsai-Hong Hartley
1 Sarah Hendricks
1 Leland Hill
1 Catherine Holden
1 Cathy James
1 Pete James
1 Matt Jenkins
1 Kelsea Johnson
1 Meredith Hall Johnson
1 Dave Kellum
1 John Kolm
1 Steve LaPera
1 Micah Lebette
1 Joe Lugg
1 Antonio Martinez
1 John Mathers
1 Tim McDougle
1 Tom McNerney
1 Dennis Melko
1 Chris Michie
1 Pat Minnick
1 Louise Neu
1 Diane Owens
1 Brian Pease
1 Carl Pierce
1 Jody Powell
1 Dawn Reed
1 Ben Richard
1 Julie Roberts
1 Mary Anne Robins
1 Carmen N. Roques
1 Amy Rosenberg
1 Barbara Schomer
1 Cori Schwartz
1 Barb Shanholtz
1 Tommy Shifflett
1 Ricky Shortt
1 George Spence
1 Tom Spina
1 Erik Tesnau
1 Bob Thrun
1 Lisa Van Dyke
1 Mike Vaughn
1 Bob Vocke
1 Carl Weisbrot
1 Andy Wessel
1 Chris Woodly
1 Jamie Worm
1 Diane Zimmerman
1 Jeff Zink

Total for All

84 Bob Alderson
77 Karen Willmes
71 Dave West
67 Miles Drake
63 Bob Hoke
63 Barry Horner
50 Ralph Hartley
45 Rick Royer
39 Bob Zimmerman
32 Chris Alderson
32 Stan Carts
28 Bob Gulden
28 Dusty Gulden
27 Ken Walsh
27 Arnie Weisbrot
23 Bob Robins
22 Joanne Smith
21 Edgard Bertaut
21 Patricia Bingham
21 Gordon Birkhimer
19 Stephen Hartley
18 Tom Spina
17 Charles Kahn
16 Curtis Reese
15 Pauline Apling
15 Terry King
13 Charles Danforth
13 Mike "Tiny" Manke
13 Greg Sholly
13 Carl Weisbrot
11 Nancy Hafkin
11 Dwight Livingston
10 Linda Baker Devine
10 Ollie McKagen
10 Mark Weisbrot
10 Tom Kornack
8 Ben Diedrich
8 Mark "Indy" Kochte
8 Tanya McLaughlin
8 Duane Thompson
7 Philip Balister
7 Lew Carroll
7 Ed Devine
7 Traci Kammer Goldberg
7 Rafi Reyes
6 Devin Kouts
6 Dan Ladd
6 Cat Lazaroff
6 Kevin Mulligan
6 Penelope Pooler
6 Steve Prentice
6 Sheila Underwood
5 Marion Bittinger
5 Jonas Bystrom
5 Christopher Catherman
5 Barry Chute
5 Bob Griffith
5 Tom Heutte
5 Sandy Knapp
5 Karen Kohenavich
5 Patrick Newman
5 Bill Schultz
5 Lloyd Stevens
4 Carl Amundson
4 Vitas Eidukevicius
4 Bob Glicker
4 Ben Hollister
4 Dave Hubbard
4 Rick Lambert
4 Phil Lucas
4 Ben Madore
4 Richard Mann
4 Bill O'Dell
4 Pete Penczer
4 Carl Pierce
4 Dave Roberts
4 Mike Skipper
3 Ron Boucher
3 David Bowser
3 Joe Deppe
3 Tim Dobrowolsky
3 Paul Gillis
3 Fred Grady
3 Dave Hollick
3 Pete James
3 Seth Lake
3 J.D. Lewis
3 Dave Mitchell
3 Jonathan Patterson
3 Ken Robins
3 Mark Veerman
3 Dave White
2 Dave Asbury
2 Page Ashwell
2 Mike Balister
2 Matt Bazer
2 Gordon Bolt
2 Carl Brenner
2 Abner Chowdhory
2 Trevor Davis
2 John Dixon
2 Nadi Findliki
2 J.C. Fisher
2 Kim Fleischmann
2 Jim Gildea
2 Tsai-Hong Hartley
2 Pam Holton
2 Jasper the cave dog
2 Mike Kubatz
2 Doug Leapley
2 Mike Leung
2 Madeline Li
2 Jeff Maddox
2 Terry McClanathan
2 Branden McKagen
2 Dennis Melko
2 Chris Moses
2 Chris Newton
2 Larie O'Dell
2 Patrick Paczkowski
2 Greg Pass
2 Kathy Potter
2 Karl Prentice
2 Bru Randall
2 Hank Ratrie
2 Rick Scaletta
2 Barbara Schomer
2 Ben Schwartz
2 Doug Viner
2 Kurt Waldron
2 Andy Yeagle
1 Pam Alvaro
1 Judy Axinn
1 Josh Babcock
1 Larry Bear
1 Don Becker
1 Matt Belfoure
1 Don Bennett
1 Stevan Biggers
1 Jeff Bogart
1 Brian Bolt
1 Gordon Brace
1 Jim Briedler
1 Glen Broderson
1 Ellen Burch
1 Everett Carpenter
1 Lori Chesser
1 Josh Chronister
1 Gregg Clemmer
1 Don Coons
1 James Cummings
1 Mary Davis
1 John Dickson
1 Colleen Dugan
1 Nigel Dyson-Hudson
1 Jeremy Ehrlich
1 Mike Everett
1 Dave Faust
1 Frank Filz
1 Kevin Flanagan
1 Guilherme Fonseca
1 Mark Fowler
1 Kevin Franke
1 Tom Garasic
1 Paula Grgich
1 Tim Hansen
1 Sarah Hendricks
1 Kim Herlong
1 Ray Herlong
1 Pete Hertl
1 Leland Hill
1 Catherine Holden
1 Bob Horton
1 Craig Hovey
1 Andrew Hudson
1 Jim Hufton
1 Greg Hull
1 Carolyn Ingle
1 Cathy James
1 Matt Jenkins
1 Kelsea Johnson
1 Meredith Hall Johnson
1 Sharon Keener
1 Dave Kellum
1 Drew Kipe
1 John Kolm
1 Steve LaPera
1 Micah Lebette
1 Mat Liddle
1 Tony Lirecle
1 Joe Lugg
1 Cathy Mancus
1 Mark Manor
1 Antonio Martinez
1 Steve Martinez
1 Scott Martz
1 John Mathers
1 Tim McDougle
1 Jim McConkey
1 Tom McNerney
1 Kathy Medon
1 Chris Michie
1 Pat Minnick
1 John Murray
1 Jen Neeman
1 John Nestor
1 Louise Neu
1 Diane Owens
1 Tim Pargne
1 Brian Pease
1 Nina Pietroiuski
1 John Plyler
1 Jody Powell
1 Chris Printz
1 Dave Privall
1 Dawn Reed
1 Ben Richard
1 Rick Richardson
1 Ken Rigler
1 Julie Roberts
1 Mary Anne Robins
1 Carmen N. Roques
1 Amy Rosenberg
1 Larry Ryan
1 Veronica Schoman
1 Cori Schwartz
1 Lee Shang
1 Barb Shanholtz
1 Tommy Shifflett
1 Ricky Shortt
1 Dale Slick
1 George Spence
1 Chris Squyars
1 Al Stubbe
1 Kyle Stump
1 Patty Taylor
1 Erik Tesnau
1 Bob Thrun
1 Lisa Van Dyke
1 Mike Vaughn
1 Carlos Velasquez
1 Donna Venuchekov
1 Ivan Venuchekov
1 Bob Vocke
1 Jonathan Weiner
1 Andy Wessel
1 Chris Woodly
1 Jamie Worm
1 Diane Zimmerman
1 Jeff Zink


Cumulative Statistics for the current Gangsta Mappers Survey Projects, as of November 16, 2002

by Charles Danforth (posted November 20, 2002)

also posted at http://casa.colorado.edu/~danforth/wj/cavestats/surveystats.html.

Gangstas! Confirming my hard-core geekiness, I've compiled some statistics on our surveying progress in Cassell and Breathing Caves.

Cassell Cave

Attendance on Cassell weekends has varied wildly. The highest turnout was the first weekend when 31 people showed up. One of the lowest turnouts was during the 2001 NSS convention. Lately, the survey crew seems to consist of roughly ten hard-core Gangstas. Dashed lines above indicate participants who did not perform in-cave survey but contributed in other ways, i.e., diggers, riggers and surface crews.

Attendance

The total mileage is steadily growing, though not at the rate it was in the early days. The historical length of the cave is 6.63 miles, a record that we broke in January. How long will Cassell end up being? Estimates have ranged as high as 8 miles. Only time will tell!

Cumulative mileage

The distance surveyed is clearly a function of the number of teams in-cave and the remoteness of the survey. As attendance drops, so does mileage per weekend. Yet, the last two weekends showed an increase in mileage, with both surveying almost a quarter mile of passage.

Mileages surveyed each weekend

Efficiency is measured as total survey for a weekend divided by the number of in-cave surveyors. Our efficiency varies wildly but dropped dramatically as unsurveyed territory gets tougher and farther from the entrances requiring long trips. Furthermore, digging and cleaning up leads takes time and nets relatively little new distance. Countering these effects are the many shortcuts which have been installed (cable ladders, alternate routes, etc) which allow faster access to the back of the cave and surveyors personal knowledge of the territory. Now that the far end of the South Fork has been completely surveyed, efficiency may rise again.

Footage per surveyor


Breathing Cave

Breathing statistics are kept a little differently than Cassell statistics. Instead of keeping track of number of participants, I've charted here number of surveying teams. Each team is typically three or four people.

Attendance

It's official! The historical distance of 4.7 miles has been surpassed with lots more cave to go. Despite fluctuations in attendance, the cave has been growing at a pretty constant rate since January of 2001.

Cumulative mileage

After the initial few surveys of easy stuff near the entrance, we've managed to average of around 1,600 feet of new survey per outting (since January 2001).

Mileage surveyed each weekend

Efficiency is measured as total survey for a weekend divided by the number of in-cave surveying teams. It hasn't dropped as quickly or as far as in Cassell; in fact, efficiency has gone up recently!

Footage per surveyor


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