A cave like Nexus, but way south of there
We realized that we were inadequately prepared to explore this new cave, we had only one flashlight and crawling on the cobbles without knee pads was painful to say the least. We resolved to poke our heads in a short distance and see what lay ahead with the intention of surmising what lay beyond that.
I am left with the impression of a system somewhat similar in appearance to Nexus cave in the Eramosa Karst (Hamilton), but the tunnels are a little larger in this passage.
I believe that the cave at the entrance is only a short distance beneath the rock, but with around 15 feet of dirt above the rock – that’s unusual in ontario, most Ontario caves are just beneath the cedars – little in the way of dirt above them. I do not see much in the way of mud and sediment banks in the trenchway that I am crawling along. Like Nexus, the rock is thinly bedded and from what I could see, much of it juts out into the passage.
Soon the water is getting deeper. The big mystery to us is still where does the water come from, a sinking stream, percolating throught the farmer’s fields, just dripping out of the strata with the snowmelt?