A hidden grotto in the Eramosa Karst
Here is an interesting picture that I had taken at the bottom of a solution tube in the Eramosa Karst. This was before it was an ANSI and we were still being kind of covert. We had been digging out garbage – old bottles and wire for several weekends – on/off we opened up a water filled crevice and in squeezing through I found myself in this hidden grotto.
The water was absolutely freezing and it took every ounce of will-power to not begin hyperventilating, but the discovery of this cavity was well worth the suffering. Down to my left there is a low shelf passage that leads off deeper into the system, but on the day that this picture was taken it was still submersed below a muddy pool of water.
It is quite interesting to see the blackened walls – stained by organic pigment.