Caving Narrative 2007 - July 10
NPS Photo by Kristen Schulte
Resurveyed all of AG (1-23) with the AJ (21-40). The MC 7-9 survey was redundant with the AG and so those stations should be wiped from the database. This area has heavy historic traffic, lighting cables, construction debris, Alvin string, candle stubs, matches, newspaper and historic writing. Some newspaper between AJ21-AJ22 has been marked with blue and white flagging The lighting cables were not recorded in the sketch as they are scheduled for replacement soon . The AG14A-AG14E survey is no longer connected into AG14 (as that station no longer exists). That survey is scheduled for resurvey on 7/31/07 and will be reconnected into AJ29. It still is connected into AJ9. Handful of leads to mop up off of this resurvey.
Report by: Chris Amidon
Did You Know?
Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.