This is Greg Warchol in front of one of the caves. Their entrances are generally low and eliptical. All are clustered along the edges of abrupt blind valleys their narrow expanses thickly packed with vegetation. One of the larger cavities is literally big enough to drive a van into. Skylights in the roof lead up to an overgrown forest floor.
We had hoped to find the landowner at home when we returned from our hike but were told that he was at the local “fish fry”. There was a delicious aroma in the air and in following our noses we soon found the gathering. A sign out front of the community centre announced the event and it seemed that the whole village (at least eight families) had turned up. We were five minutes to late, he had eluded us again – “Gone to let the sheep out” we were told”.
On his previous visits Greg had overlooked a boulder in the mouth of a tube at the back of one of the caverns. We surmised that with a microblaster we might now be able to open a new lead. Greg is an expert in this technology. Another visit and the land owner’s permission would be required to pursue this course of action.
CHECK OUT SOME OF THE OLDER CAVING RELATED POSTS;
– ONTARIO CAVE DIGGING (MAY 4TH)
– HOPE TO REACH HELL – DIGGING IN THE HELL HOLES (MAY 2ND)
– CAVE IN ONTARIO – A WINDOW THROUGH THE ROCK (APRIL 26TH)