On Saturday, 20 March Joedy held a rappel class at his house. Tracy Cabiroy and Katheryn McDonough showed up ready to go. They learned how to tie knots, rig a rappel line to a tree, set a backup line to the main line, put on rappel gear and overcome their fear of climbing my rappel tower. Both did excellent and I believe came away with a feeling of confidence and accomplishment. Well done Tracy and Katheryn!
Quinn Daly and Kyle McClure never seem to get enough caving in Hamilton Cave. The air blower keeps beckoning "crawl me!" Yes, they have gone back there again and crawled even more of the air blower and report that it just keeps going! Knock yourselves out men. Go for it!
by Joedy Klimas
Betsy Simmers, Tim Parker, Rita Klimas and myself all met at Thorn Spring Park where we stayed in cabin 3 (which continually lost power to the water heater). I brought my ATV up in the white covered trailer to ease the hauling of gear and people up the path to Sites cave. You park the ATV up the riding trail and then unload the gear and then backpack it up to the cave.