As mentioned yesterday, we had hoped to connect the joints under the escarpment by following across a wide/low shelf that was clear of formations. I followed along in the shelf, aligned more-or-less with a shallow v-shaped trough where my belly fit just right (you can see the trough in the picture just beneath my chin). It looks like something maybe around the size of a fox must spend some time down here (lots of droppings and bones).
Unfortunately, what looked like a going passage from a distance turned out to be not much at all when I got there and here I am at a pinch that goes no further for a person of my size. I had not reached the intersecting joint that I had hoped to reach but still realize that there are numerous likely crawlways that might lead on to that. As for now – Sunday morning – my arms are killing me, I could barely struggle out of bed.
If every lead opened into cave we’d be in West Virginia!