From Pre-historic times to present the urine of a thousand generations of bears has soaked the tunnel floors – or so it seemed.
Hidden beneath a cedar bush this tunnel entrance leads to some sizeable – stoop walking tunnel.
The passage is been broken open at this point and it runs on behind me as well – back down along the ridge – sloping downward toward the lake. The scalloping above the tunnel entrance could reveal the direction of water flow and In looking at this photo something just occurs to me, it might be a trick of the light or maybe not enough information to judge from but the shape and orientation of the scallops are suggesting a water flow inward from here – off up the ridge away from the lake. Who knows how the water might run beneath a glacier. The circular cross-section of the passage confirms its development beneath the water table.
In following along the tunnel behind Marc I recall him suggesting that he had spotted some furry creature but I never really learned what it was and it was gone by the time I got there, however the smell of urine in the this passage was really strong.