Day 14 - Oct 24, 2007
I was planning on using the drill/wedge/feather combo to widen the
opening a bit because my chain-of-buckets is getting tripped up at
the ledge at the opening. Then I noticed there is a rock that
looks like it could come out.
Sure enough, it can come out.
Now my chain-of-buckets should not have trouble.
This is looking inside the drain after running the water yesterday.
Can see a tiny stream bed just left of center that is going away and
then curves left.
This is a crop of the same area from a picture on
When I was using water on Day12 I
washed a bunch of dirt into the drain. I had hoped that
it would wash on through, but it has filled this up by 5 inches
Another interesting thing is that several of the balls from
day11 are not visible. They may have
washed on from here, but they could also be burried in the
dirt that washed in here.
This is the view with some more stuff tossed in to help with
perception of scale. I filled these bottles
half full of water to help get an idea what level is
in these pictures.
Tried a candle near the opening but did not see any air flow.
Even the smoke is not really moving in any consistant direction.
So it is not easy to get a picture of any next chamber, and
there may not be any next chamber.
I will probably focus on cleaning out the first chamber. There
is very little room still, so it is not easy to get to the drain or
remove dirt and rocks from there. Also it is kind of working
near the bottom of a pile of rocks, not the safest place to be
digging. So I plan to dig from the top of the cave coming down