It is cave tunnels such as this that have been the source of so much academic inquiry and amatuer exploration. Marc-Andre lights the picture from his flashlight beneath the water, it gives him an eerie necromancer-like appearance. The caver is a strange subterranean breed, at times neck deep in freezing, muddy water – loving every minute of it. The whole Niagara Escarpment is honeycombed with passages, some known and others only suspected.
Some members of the Ontario caving community might well be reguarded as “sinkhole obsessed”. It is those non descript hollows in the rolling glacial deposits of the region that suggest buried cave tunnels beneath. I spend my every weekend; with my caving associates looking for such hidden systems. We have a few good leads right now and one collapsed hollow beneath which we speculate, that there must be some really amazing “subway sized tunnels”. It is hope that keeps us going. A state of mind that keeps you constantly perched on the edge of your seat, a West Virginia-like- tunnel always just a farmfield away. It is akin to gambling – totally addictive.
SEE MY BOOK “ROCKWATCHING; ADVENTURES ABOVE AND BELOW ONTARIO” IN THE SIDEBAR TO THE RIGHT, IT DETAILS SOME OF THE EXPLORATIONS OF THE UNDERGROUND AND THE TOPOGRAPHY OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO. IT IS A MANUAL THAT SHOULD INTEREST ANY OUTDOORS ENTHUSIAST.