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Big Booming Cave Passage and Frozen Waterfalls

 
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Feb 10, 2014 09:27 |  #1

T'was a weekend of bigs. Started with a big flood. So big that I almost didn't make the five hour drive to the caving area because I was afraid the caves would be so flooded that I wouldn't go caving!

Took a risk and on Saturday morning me and two friends entered Buckeye Creek Cave, WV. The water was fine, but cold, being all snowmelt. The worst was the Watergate Sump which dropped down to 12in of water and 10in of air. This opened into this:

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My first shot with flash bulbs. M2Bs fired on Tilt-a-Mites!

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And later on down the passage, they had M2s, I fired a 5 from my Tilt-A-Mite (I am in the foreground. Wonderful cave, going back soon to see the BIGGER parts :)

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Also stopped at the nearby Falls of Hill Creek. This is the kind of stream feeding the cave (brr!)

Enjoy!

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Feb 10, 2014 10:40 |  #2

Awesome shots, quite an adventure.


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Feb 11, 2014 08:59 |  #3

Beautiful. Thanks.


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Feb 13, 2014 15:41 |  #4

Great to see some caving shots here.
Bulbs rule in caves.
Is there something in particular about the Tilt-a-mite's that make them better than alternatives ?

Steve.


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Feb 13, 2014 16:17 |  #5

bigger balls than i'll ever have.

enjoy all your posts.


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Feb 13, 2014 21:55 as a reply to  @ limping_decorum's post |  #6

Steve, other than their small size... their durability.... and the fact that I dont know of any other holders... not much LOL.

limping: Thanks! LOL It is a lot of fun. Not as bad as many think!


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Feb 13, 2014 22:11 as a reply to  @ rpmaurer's post |  #7

Wow, amazing shots. I didn't even know that flashbulbs were still made.


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