Summary: On 8/11/2001, five survey trips were led into Wind Cave, elevating the Wind Cave survey past the 100-milestone. Following are the trip reports from the five trip leaders that accumulated enough survey to reach this historic milestone.
1st Trip: John Scheltens led Rod Horrocks, Mike Hanson, and Steve Baldwin to the Historic Section.
Trip Report: We surveyed along the BQ survey. The BQ is the old route that connects the Bachelor Quarters with the Chert Room. We found, but did not survey on this trip, a connection down to Monte Cristos Palace. We also found an Alvin McDonald signature at BQ34. We surveyed 454 feet and as of 6:45 PM on 8/11/01, the Wind Cave survey is now 99.99 miles long! The other four trips will definitely push the survey beyond 100 miles.
2nd Trip: Marc Ohms led Rene Ohms to the Historic Section.
Trip Report: We surveyed a lead off of the RS survey not far from the Caving Tour. We surveyed 187 feet up in a dome lead that died. Today the cave hit 100 miles!!!