As promised, my next few posts will be on Devil’s Cave – Ontario. Admittedly the most common name for a cave is something along these lines so I’m talking about the one that is situated south of Hamilton and north of Lake Erie.
Some time ago I had heard rumor of a cave along the side of a river where you entered a cavity from beneath the water. The person who told me of the cave had said that a tunnel led from the cavity and a string was needed to go on beyond (so you wouldn’t get lost). Since the initial conversation my source had died in a tragic sporting accident and though I had done my best to find this so called cave, I eventually gave up as there were more promising prospects to devote my time to.
I had shared this rumor with a friend and co-explorer (Jeff C) and he managed to locate the cave by an exhaustive scouring of the suspected area. Important point is that there is almost always something in a rumor.
On the day we visited we found was a cave in which the formations were relatively well developed and in which the area seemed likely to deliver other prospects with a little bit of looking. (more to follow)