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Contents: Annual Report Submission Guidelines for 2004 -- Cave Research Foundation Annual Members' Meeting Hamilton Valley Field Station, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky Saturday, November 6, 2004 / Pat Seiser -- The Gates of Ft. Stanton / Frank Everitt -- Alpine Karst Foundation and Alpine Karst Publication / Richard "Red" Watson -- Eastern Operations News / David West, Area Manager -- Regional Expedition Reports: Mammoth Cave: Spring Equinox, March 19-22, 2004 Expedition Leaders, Mick Sutton and Sue Hagan -- Mammoth Cave: Memorial Day, May 28-31,2004 Expedition Leaders, Rick Toomey and Elizabeth Winkler -- Mammoth Cave: Independence Day, June 30 -July 6, 2004 Expedition Leaders, Dave West and Karen Willmes -- Mammoth Cave: Summer, August 6-8, 2004 Expedition Leaders, Matt Mezydlo and Janice Tucker -- Mammoth Cave: Labor Day, September 3-6,2004 Expedition Leaders, Bob Osburn and Micaela Evans -- Mammoth Cave: Columbus Day, October 8-11,2004 Expedition Leader, Phil DiBlasi -- 2005 Expedition Calendar.
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CRF NEWSLETTER Volume 33, No.I established 1973 Send all articles and reports for submission to: William Payne, Editor 5213 Brazos Midland, TX 79707-3161 The CRF Newsletter is a quarterly publication of the Cave Research Foundation, a non-profit organization incorporated in 1957 under the laws of Kentucky for the purpo se of furthering research, conservation, and education about caves and karst. Newsletter Submissions & Deadlines: Original articles and photographs are welcome. If intending to jointly s ubmit material to another publication, please in form the CRF editor. Publication cannot be guaranteed, espe cially if submitted elsewhere. All material is subject to revi sio n unless the author specifically requests otherwise. For timely publication, please observe these deadlines: February issue by December I May issue by March I August issue by June I November issue by September I Before submitting material, please see publication guidelines at: NEWSLETTER STAFF: Content Editor : William Payne, Layout and Photos: Ralph Earlandson, 2005 Cave Research Foundation Cave Research Foundation Board of Directors President Chris Groves, TreasurerRoger Smith, Secretary Pat Seiser, c Hamilton Valley DirectorPat Kambesis Peter Bosted, Mick Sutton, Joel Despain, Rick Toomey, Richard Maxey, Bernie Szukalski Operations Council Barbe Barker (Guadalupes), Scott House (Ozarks), Janet Sowers (Lava Beds), Dave West (Eastern), John Tinsley (Sequoia/Kings Canyon) For information about the CRF contact: Rickard Toomey lll, CRF President Kartchner Caverns State Park, 520-586-4138 PO Box 1849 fax 520-586-4113 Benson AZ 85602, s Donations to CRF should be sent to: Roger K. Smith Jr., CRF Treasurer 3669 Singleton Terrace Frederick MD 21704 2 Annual Report Submission Guidelines for 2004 The Cave Research Foundation solicits reports from CRF operations areas, research expeditions, pro jects, and sponsored scientific and historical research projects for the 2004 Annual Report. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2005. Maps, photos, line drawings, charts, tables and other images are an important part of the report and should be chosen and prepared with the goal of com municating significant achievements and discoveries during 2004. A new feature for the 2004 Annual Report will be the limited inclusion of color photos. High quality, high-resolution photos will be needed for the front and back covers. If enough high-quality submissions are received and the printing budget warrants it, there may be a color plate insert in the report A full color PDF version of the Annual Report will also be created, so submission of materials in color (even if the final print version is black-and-white) is desirable. Submission guidelines: Please supply addresses (regular and email) of authors of articles for the report. Most questions about submissions will be handled via email. Text and images should be submitted in an elec tronic format, preferably as an email attachment, or may be mailed to the editor on a CD. Photos may be submitted in hardcopy format (photos, slides or nega tives) or in digital format. Photos should be submitted in color, even if the final print will be in black and white. Acceptable digital formats include tiff, jpeg, and psd (Photoshop ) Photos should be supplied at 300 dpi for the layout size, which will typically be 5 x 7 inches (about 2.8 Mb in size); for a cover photo, the photo should be twice that size (about 5.5 Mb). Maps may be submitted in color but will be printed in black and white at full-page size or smaller. Maps may be submitted as high-quality photocopies of a reasonable size, and the editor will reduce and scan as needed If scans are sent electronically, they should be at least 300 dpi and in tiff format. All hardcopy submissions will be returned to the author Direct any questions about submissions (content, suitability of material electronic formats, etc ) to the editor: Diana R. Tomchick 10106 Technology Blvd. West, Apt. #826 Dallas, TX 75220 (214) 418-5827 COVER PHOTO: Roger Brucker is backlit in the Lost Passage of Floyd Collins Crystal Cave, in the Flint Ridge section of Mammoth Cave. Photo taken by Ralph Earlandson during a 1988 visit to the passage.


3 Cave Research Foundation Annual Members' Meeting Hamilton Valley Field Station, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky Saturday, November 6, 2004 By Pat Seiser The morning session consisted of nine presenta tions of CRF and related activities. Presentations in:::luded seven national and one international cave pro jects, as well as one presentation about an environ mental education program. The presentations indicate the wide variety of research activities that CRF is in volved in, as well as the level of professionalism ex hibited by an extraordinary group of volunteers It is safe to say that all the presentations where well re ceived and it was unfortunate that we could not devote more time to hearing more from each of them. Chris Groves began the presentations with a pro gram about the China Project-a CRF / WKU Hoffman Institute Collaborative effort. The focus was in Guilin Region of China The project is part of a China-US cooperative program in Karst Studies through IGCP (International Geological Correlation Program), a UN program to enhance communication with scientists around the world. The work is also part of the Interna tional Cooperative Study of Karst Water Resources. Since 1995, there have been ten trips to China and five from China. Exploratory work was conducted with an aim toward providing water for the local area includ ing input from dry-land cavers and cave divers John Tinsley presented a program on the Lava Beds Project (CA). CRF is working on a variety of cave related activities including documentation, sci ence, and interpretation. Documentation activities in clude : recon inventory-locating caves and shelters, monitoring of caves, and mapping. Ice level monitor ing is occurring in eight caves, including one cave which has melted out. Interpretive activities included the development of the Valentine Virtual Cave Tour for people who are unable to enter the caves. One of the highlights of the year included the dedication of the research center funded by CRF. John Tinsley then presented a program on Se quoia/Kings Canyon (SEKI) project. Exploration and mapping efforts continue with one significant change in personnel. Peter Bosted has stepped down as cartog rapher, turning things over to Jed Mosenfelder. Addi tional scientific research includes Lilburn Cave serving as a dynamic lab for study of sediment transport, which appears to be El Nino dependent/controlled. Research includes studying the nutrient loads in the sediment, looking at dissolved organic carbon, nitro gen and phosphates levels in the water, and looking at threshold toxicity. They are also looking at water chemistry changes produced by fires: there is a concern with the shifting ecosystem structure in the region due to a major change in fire events. Fires naturally occurred approximately every 20 years; however, there has been a history of 100 years of fire suppression. Cave restoration efforts continue Joel Despain and Shane Fryer have organized the survey of caves in the Mineral King Area. The main challenge in this region is the elevation (9-11 ,000 feet) snow levels reduce access to a 6-8 week period Mike Crockett presented the Cumberland Gap Project, which is currently an extension of Eastern Operations. The Cumberland Gap National Historic Park was created in 2002. Survey started in May of 2003 (approximately 5 miles). There are twenty-six caves within the park; four more have recently been located. There are significant cave features around and near Gap. Currently mapping is occurring at only the main cave An observation made was that project man agement pressures increase as the amount of virgin borehole increases. The geology, history, and cultural aspects of the Cumberland Gap area were briefly touched upon. Current as well as planned future activi ties were discussed. The projects are looking for new participants, surveyors and sketchers There are fifty going leads and then some! Scott House presented a program on the Ozarks Operations Area activities. Efforts in the Mark Twain National Forest included the continuation of survey as well as baseline biology inventory There are over 500 known caves in the Forest. One project has been the removal of"stuff' stored by the University of Missis sippi (formally Mississippi School of Mines) They had originally had a seismological station in one of the caves and had maintained a special use permit for 40 years. Work is also occurring at the Ozark National Scenic Riverway (NPS). CRF has been mapping there for twenty-five years. CRF is now involved in cave management/stewardship A caves monitoring pro gram is part of a management agreement, with CRF, law enforcement, resource management and volunteers all participating. A biological assessment is occurring, including a bat census ( 45 caves / inventoried in on e winter). New behavior discoveries include work done with larval salamanders. Cave gating projects include gate design modification because of conflicts with the scenic view CRF is also involved with the interpretive pro gram, helping train the seasonal guides. The Homes Cave Restoration Project is beginning. It is a former


show cave (Rebel's Cave). The Powder Mill Research Center (former visitor center) is now open for use. The Pink Planara Project involved the establishment of census protocols for the State Park so that it can be done by state people. Work at the Buffalo National Rivers includes the Fitton Cave Survey including re survey/resketching as necessary. Don Coons presented another "overseas" but na tional presentation on Hawaii, where lava tubes / caves range from sea level to 13,000 feet elevation and asso ciated temperature range of 70-40 degrees. It was noted that the Hawaii Conservancy has been estab lished to help protect some of these caves It was noted that the high iron content in the basaltic rock can result in deflection of the compass needle, though it does contribute to the beautiful colorations of many ofthe formations Contrary to what many people think, lava tubes /cav es display a wide variety of formations in cluding soda straw formations, helictites, gypsum stuff, ribbon soda straws and directional wind related formations. The types of formations are related to the internal lava flows and cooling of the cave James Wells discussed the Roppel Project, which is not a CRF project but has joint CRF/Private expedi tions Many trips are also held during off-CRF expedi tions. Trends in exploration were discussed, including the amount of footage per year versus footage per sur-4 vey. The Roppel Project is looking for people who are interested in exploration and mapping. Roberta Burns from the Living Arts and Science Center in Lexington, KY provided a presentation on their exhibit "Caves in My Backyard." The exhibit is tied into the science cave content education program and includes activities on bats, the food chain, and formationsbased on project underground. The Cave Map Challenge game was brought to the meet ing for members to play with. Dave West concluded the morning sessions with a brief discussion of Eastern Operations. CRF has donated over 420,000 hours of work to Mammoth Cave National Park. This included over 100 cave trips. Survey is continuing in Mammoth and Roppel caves. CRF is working with the ACCA, assisting with the mapping of Horse Cave. Documentation of the cave art in the visitor areas of Mammoth Cave is another project that CRF is assisting with. Please note that in all presentations, credit was given to the various individuals responsible for the wide variety of projects. Unfortunately, I did not get all the names, so instead of giving credit to some and slighting others, I chose to not mention any names. Be sure to note that your efforts, as well as the ef forts of those who are assisting you, are greatly ap preciated. The Gates of Ft. Stanton By Frank Everitt It has been a busy year for CRF Southwestern Operations Area activities on the BLM (Roswell Field Office) managed Fort Stanton Range, in southeastern New Mexico In addition to the on-going projects of the Lincoln National Forest/Capitan Peak Study Area Project (Dick Venters) and Fort Stanton Research (John J. Corchran, III) a new gate was installed at Feather Cave and the foundation for the protective gate in the Priority 7 passage of Fort Stanton Cave, has b ee n poured Feather Cave is an archeological site (archaic period) and bat roost and nursery on the Fort Stanton Range. It is readily seen from a hi-way and is well known to local residents Periodically, it is rumored to contain a lost treasure of Billy the Kid. Although the cave has undergone several extensive archeological excavations, and "The Kid" was not known to have possessed legal or illegal wealth, the rumor has led to repeated intrusions and illicit digs. The occurrence of leas t thr ee human cases of Histoplasmosis and a gate installed in 1973 has not deterred the treasure hunting. A major breach in the gate was found in 200 I and tem porally sealed. There were continued attempts to enter the cave, despite temp o rary repairs involving heavy chain Surprisingly, the use of a steering wheel lock proved to be the most effective seal of the breach. The BLM decided that a new gate was the best way of pro tecting this resource. Jim & Ann Cox, owners of Art istry in Iron, Albuquerque, NM, who designed, built and installed other bat friendly and highly vandal re sistant gates for the BLM were contacted Funding was arranged for through a grant from the Southwest Op erations Area of the CRF The old gate was removed and the new gate in stalled over the 2002 4th of July and Labor Day week ends Participants in building this gate included: Jim & Ann Cox Ed Peyton, Cal Currier, Rick Reynolds. This same crew, with additional help from Barbe Barker and Frank Everitt, completed the installation. The total time involved in the building and installation of the new Feather Cave Gate was approximately 230 hours. The BLM has acknowledged a total estimated donation value of $6968 00 for this project. Fort Stanton Cave (FSC) is the third largest cave in N M., a National Historical Land Mark and a popu lar "wild cave" destination for 800-1400 cavers each year Discovery of the Snowy River Section in Fort Stanton Cave, during I 0/02, by a dig team under the


direction of John J. Corchran, III, led to a need for additional protection of the unique resources in this cave. The cave was closed, except for administrative and scientific trips. An environmental assessment is being written to allow for closure of the new section, preserving it for scientific research in a pristine envi ronment, while allowing the recreational trips in other parts of FSC to resume. An integral part of this pro tection will be the installation of a gate in order to con trol entry into the new section Funding for this project was provided by the BLM. The gate building team of Cox, Currier, Peyton and Reynolds, aided by 14 CRF and 20 BLM volun-5 teer cavers from NM, TX, CO and Norway, hauled 1200 lbs of cement and 50 gallons of water to the be ginning of the dig site, during two 8 hour work days in Sept. and Oct. The Priority 7 gate foundation has been poured and the gate will be built during the winter Installation of the gate will be in the spring of2003, when the bats are no longer in hibernation. In the meantime, the cave and it's resources are being pro tected by a gate built by the Cox team, and installed with help from the NSS/SWR, in 1994 Future articles on the FSC research, restoration efforts and gate design are anticipated. Alpine Karst Foundation and Alpine Karst Publication By Richard "Red" Watson The Alpine Karst Foundation was recently incor porated under the laws of Montana as a non-profit foundation. Contributions to the foundation are tax deductible Here is some information about the foun dation and its first publication Most of the work was done by Joe and Tina Oliphant. Let me remark that caving in the Northern Rock ies is not like caving in Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, and TAG. After the third trip this summer into the wilderness, backpacking all that gear, pepper spray ready for grizzlies, I said to Joe: "I think I've figured out why you have trouble getting people to take repeat trips." We have caves that, if you could drive up to within a mile or so of the entrance, there would be hundreds of cavers wanting to go along. When you have to hike 14 mountain miles with all the stuff for camping and caving (Joe and Tina carry 90-pound packs), even with a fabulous cave such as Green Fork Falls Cave, you get bodily attrition. But it is wonderful country. There are going to be a couple of good trips into the Scapegoat and Bob Marshall Wilderness next summer. Check out the website and make plans And by the way, you can now get NASA dry suits that (so they claim, I didn't opt to go into the river), even in 34 degree water you sweat. The sweating part of this mountain caving, I can attest to. Eastern Operations News By David West, Area Manager Eastern Operations Bids Farewell to Superinten dent Ron Switzer. At the CRF Annual Meeting held at Hamilton Valley in November, Superintendent Ron Switzer announced his pending departure from Mam moth Cave National Park. Superintendent Switzer will be leaving to head up the Buffalo National River in Arkansas. He leaves behind the platform for a new Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, an exciting facility that eventually will pro vide cottages and a computer lab, as well as other fa cilities for visiting researchers and educators. During his tenure, a long term ecological monitoring program, a prototype for karst studies, has been developed Re covery efforts for the Green River Mussels and the Surprising Cave Beetle have also been initiated. Air quality is also being monitored, and a web site macacam/macacam.htm offers daily and archived views associated with that effort. We wish him well in his new assignment. Eastern Operations Signs Cooperative Agreement to Assist with Two Cave Gates Eastern Operations will be assisting Mammoth Cave National Park with the gating of two caves in the park, Cathedral Cave and Wildcat Hollow Cave Current plans are to move the steel to the sites during the March ( 18-20) and April (22-24) expeditions. The gate for Cathedral Cave will be constructed on April 23 and 24, 2005. The g ate for Wildcat Hollow Cave is larger and will take longer. Construction is tentatively scheduled for May 16-20. All CRF JVs are encouraged to participate in these efforts Eastern Operations will also be arranging for gases and welding rod in the effort


6 I REGIONAL EXPEDITION REPORTS I Mammoth Cave: Spring Equinox, March 19-22, 2004 Expedition Leaders, Mick Sutton and Sue Hagan The spring equinox expedition had 22 partici pants, more or less, supplemented somewhat by casual visitors on Saturday and during Sunday's unscheduled activities. Four survey parties and one surface recon naissance crew were fielded on Saturday, March 20 One party (Bill Baus Joyce Hoffmaster, Dan Gre ger, Randy Schriber) went to the "Middle East" in Lower Salts and worked on clean-up survey and mis cellaneous leads in the area of canyons below and to the west of the Moon walk trunk. Part of this area is superbly decorated with calcite (this is also a charac teristic of other passages which wind up in the same general area). The party achieved a good deal of cleanup survey, despite Dan's having slightly injured his shoulder on the way in when a small ledge he used as a hand-hold gave way. The second in-park survey crew (Bob Osburn, Charles Fox Red Watson, Richard Rubin) went to Emily's Puzzle where they cleared up a good deal of confusion in one of the most notoriously mazy areas in Mammoth Cave. This passage network seems to repre sent a series of paleo-drains from Hunt's Sink. A surface reconnaissance party (John Walker, Roberta Burnes, and their son Gareth) began checking a steep valley west of Big Spring Hollow on the North Side (an area noted on the small caves do-list as need ing checked for caves) They were soon repelled by heavy weather; Roberta and Gareth were awed from the safety of the car when a l arge tree shattered nearby, while a much soaked John belatedly made his return. The family crew returned on Sunday, fmding only a few possible entrances, all of which would require digging. These they photographed and GPS-located. Two parties went to Roppel. Jim Borden, Sharma Borden, Tom Brucker, and Dave Matteson went to leads below the Barnyard Maze in Lower Elysian Way and to North Freedom Trail. They worked on a variety of small leads, including a new canyon near Grand Junction which led to an overlook of a known dome. They left for further work an intriguing damp crawl way with air flow and waterfall sounds Peter Zabrok Matt Goska, and Andy Free went to Black's Beauty, in an area of domes off upstream Logsdon River. They checked a variety of leads, most of which fizzled. However, three aid-climb leads of considerable promise (lots of air, and visible passage) were located for future work. The party's exit was delayed by high water in Logsdon River, a result of the two heavy storms on Saturday This necessitated a vigil, and the beginnings of a rescue call-out. They awaited a fall in water level in a high and dry area, and were able to exit by 6:00 pm on Sunday, I 0 hours overdue and after 32 hours in the cave. Salts Cave-Bill Baus, Joyce Hoffmaster, Dan Greger, Randy Schriber; Emily's Puzzle-Bob Osburn Charles Fox, Red Watson Richard Rubin ; Surface-John Walker, Roberta Burnes, Gareth Walker ; Roppel Cave-l) Jim Borden Shanna Borden, Tom Brucker, Dave Matteson; 2) Peter Zabrok, Matt Goska, Andy Free Mammoth Cave: Memorial Day, May 28-31,2004 Expedition Leaders, Rick Toomey and Elizabeth Winkler It was a great expedition in spite of a few absent people and a bit more rain than might have been ideal. We fielded 22 parties who surveyed about 4,860 feet. Of this just a bit over halfwas new survey In all over 50 people attended the expedition (including non caving spouses and kids). On Saturday, two parties went to Wilson Cave. Dave West led Shanna Borden and Ben Hutchins to clean up leads in the upper level from Convolution Chasm to the Netherdomes. Karen Willmes, Janice Tucker and Heather Levy went to survey the con tinuation of the Nethercrawl. It took 45 minutes to crawl to the end and the passage became too tight to continue after only four short shots They retreated and headed for a second objective in the Netherdomes. Bob Gulden led Dusty Gulden and Gorden Birk heimer to continue the resurvey of Cox A venue in Great Onyx. They found that many of the side leads were filled with rocks with signatures. Aaron Addison, Rick Haley, and Brennon Sapp worked on fixing a loop that hadn't closed well. A third party (Jim Greer, Ana Greer, Kurt Waldron) continued the main line resurvey of Edwards A venue. Two parties worked in Pensico A venue in Mam moth Cave. John Lovaas, Cheryl Early, and Ralph Earlandson worked on a loop closure error. Rick Olson led Doug Alderman, Paul Cannaley, Jim Borden to check for voice connection between upper level can yon off Ina's Hall and Harvey's Way. They found a new connection, which sheds some light on the com-


plex paleohydrology in the Historic Section. Rick Ol son, Ralph Earlandson, Doug Alderman and Aaron Addison returned to survey the connection on Sunday Several parties contributed to the small cave in ventory Dan Henry Alicia Henry and Dawn Ryan continued the resurvey of Johnson Cave. Bob Lodge Bob Thurner and BC Jennings located, surveyed, and inventoried several small caves in Deer Park Hollow. Lodge and Thurner returned to Bobby Jones Cave with John Lovaas, but they quit the survey of the stream early because ofthe threat of rain. Two parties went to Roppel. Bill Koerschner led Kathryn Koeschner, Scott Bauer, and Matt Mezydlo to map leads in Vivian Way. James Wells John Feil, and Alan Canon surveyed side leads off Hobbit Trail. Bill Baus, Danny Vann, John DeLong, and Matt Goska fixed errors in Bedquilt. Tom Brucker, Elizabeth Winkler, Bernie Szukal ski, and Sandy Szukalski went to the hangman's lead in McClure Trail and rigged a rope Bill Baus, Dan Henry, Rick Haley, and Brennon Sapp returned the next day and surveyed to a tall dome with spectacular flowstone decorations. Stan Sides took Norman Warnell and Dick Maxey to do an overland survey from the Long Cave entrance to identifY surface location of drillhole in cave. They also looked for caves near Locust Grove Cemetery to determine where John Hackett tried to dig into a cave, and visited Hackett Hollow to determine location where Harrison Logsdon died in a cave in 1921 The next day Stan and Norman visited Pennix's Pocket to look for historic names and hiked the Wet Prong Trail. Great Onyx was a popular destination on Sunday Bob Gulden continued his Cox Avenue resurvey with Dusty Gulden, Dawn Ryan, and John DeLong Paul Cannaley, Bernie Szukalski, and Sandy Szukalski mapped some craw1ways Matt Goska, Alicia Henry, 7 Danny Vann, and Heather Levy picked up the survey of Edwards A venue. On Sunday evening Aaron Addison and Bernie Szukalski gave a talk on CRF's GIS program We thank them greatly for that. After everyone else left on Mond ay, Da v e W e st Karen Willmes, and Bob Gulden surveyed Paw Paw Cave for a cricket study and monitoring. Special thanks go to our camp cook, Carl Tucker. Not only did he relieve us from kitchen duty, but he made incredible meals with great quantities of food. Most everybody helped out. Special thanks though go to Bonnie DeLong, Jenny Earlandson, and Kelli Bauer who spent many hours cleaning and assisting the cook B.C. Jennings spent part of Saturday waterproofing half of the the deck. Paul Cannaley mowed the hill behind the building that neither Pat nor I were macho enough to handle. John DeLong copied numerous trip reports. Stan and Kay Sides and Tom Brucker spent a couple hours going over the historic trip reports and helping fill in many of the missing pieces Wilson Cave-I) Dave West, Sh a nna Borden Ben Hut c hin s; 2) Karen Willm es, Heather Le v y, J a nic e Tuck e r ; Great Onyx-I ) Bo b Guld en, Dusty Gulden, Gorden Birkh eimer; 2 ) A ar o n Addi so n Ric k Hale y Brennon Sapp; 3) Jim Gre e r Ana Gr eer, Kurt Waldron : 4 ) Bob Gulden Dust y Guld e n Dawn R y an J ohn D eLo n g; 5) Paul Cannal e y, Bernie Szukalski, Sand y S z ukal s ki; 6 ) Matt Go s ka, Alic i a Henry Dann y Vann Heather Lev y; Pensico Avenue-I) Rick Ol son, Doug Alderman, Paul Cannale y, Jim Borden ; 2) John L o v a as, Cheryl Early R a lph Earlandson; 3) Rick Ol s on, A a ron Addi so n Doug Alderman Ralph Earlandson ; Deer Park Hollow Caves-1 ) Bob Lodge, Bob Thurner, BC Jenning s ; 2 ) Bob Lodge, Bob Thurner, John Lovaas; Johnson Cave-Dan Henry Alicia Henry Dawn Ryan; Roppel Cave-I) Bill K o erschn e r Kathryn Koe s chner, Scott Bauer, Matt M e zydlo; 2) Jam e s W e lls, John F eil, A l a n C a non ; McClure Trail-1 ) Tom Brucker, Eli z abeth Winkl e r B e rni e S z u kalski, Sandy S z uk a lski ; 2 ) Bill B a us Dan Hen ry, Rick Hal ey, Br e n non Sapp; Bedquilt -Bill Baus Dann y Vann J ohn DeLon g, M att Goska; Surface-I) Stan Sides, Norman Warnell Dick M a x ey ; 2 ) Stan Sides, Norm a n W a rnell ; Paw Paw Cave-Dav e We s t K a r e n Willmes Bob Gulden Mammoth Cave: Independence Day, June 30 -July 6, 2004 Expedition Leaders, Dave West and Karen Willmes With some confusion about what day the cartogra phers would meet spurring an extra caving day, the expedition started on Thursday, July 1, when Rick Olson, Dave West, and Dick Market pursued leads near Pensico (Pensacola) A venue. More work remains in that area Mick Sutton led Sue Hagan and Karen Willmes to Kangaroo Trail in Roppel, to do some re survey there, and Bob Gulden led Dusty Gulden and Paul Steward to Great Onyx for more of the resurvey of Edwards A venue. That evening, Scott House led Roger and Lynn Brucker, Ed Klausner, Rich Kline, Eric Fry Paul Steward, Dick Market, and Rick Olson to the area surrounding Gorin's Dome and Bottomless Pit (which has a new sign that does NOT tell you how deep it is) for discussion regarding the probable dis covery sequence in this area in preparation for a book Roger is developing Friday the primary event was the cartographers meeting, during which topics ranging from digital drawing standards to digital archiving were discussed After the meeting, Dave West led Bob Alderson Dick Market, and Bruckers Tom, Roger and Lynn to the Tractor Trap dig where more progress was made in that effort Saturday saw eight parties off to work. Ed Klaus ner led Jim Borden, Rick Hoechstetter and Rick Ols on


to some climbing leads near Luwanna Falls. The group was able to clear up some leads, Ed learned the route, and some cross sections were completed. Bob Gulden returned to Edwards A venue in Great Onyx with Alan Wellhausen and Mel Park to continue his work there. Since the EOM had loused up the key request and for gotten to actually include a request for Salts keys (he did have the objective in, at least) Mick Sutton re turned to the Kangaroo Trail area with Matt Mezydlo, Bob Alderson, and Jeff Smith to continue the resurvey of Lexington Avenue. James Wells, Dick Market, and Andy Free also went to Rappel, to map leads off S64 from their last trip. Bob Lodge, as a party of one when Shanna Bor den wasn't feeling well, did some ridgewalking in Deer Park Hollow. He found the brush much too thick to feel like he had been thorough, and will need to return in the fall. Stan and Kay Sides also stayed on the surface, hiking the McCoy Hollow Trail in prepa ration for the third edition of"Guide to the Surface Trails of Mammoth Cave" Tom Brucker led Karen Willmes, Heather Levy, and Bob Thurner to the lowest level of Ball Trail in Unknown to finish up leads in that area. Bob Osburn led Jeff Crews, Sue Hagan, and Bryan Signorelli to Turner Avenue with the duel purpose of introducing Jeff to an area (and its special requirements) in which he would be working and then finishing up some sur vey near Engles Way They happened to meet a party of two cavers that were working with the rescue prepa ration effort led by Larry Johnson. After this brief dis traction, they were somewhat disappointed to learn that their actual survey objective, advertised as "muddy" was in fact three feet high and a foot wide, with a foot of water. Not being appropriately dressed for those conditions, they went to their second objec tive, which immediately proved to be too tight for half of the party. Having brought a digital camera, they retreated documenting Pohl Avenue along the way. On Sunday the fourth we had six parties out. A new project searching and recording Rock Art had G e orge Crothers, Naoko Yokoyama-Crothers, Charles Swedlund, and Frances Swedlund working in Blue Spring Branch, which they were able to search all the way to Blue Spring from Main Cave. Ed Klausner led Mel Park, Bob Alderson, and Jeff Smith to some climbs and cutarounds in Ganter and Welcome Ave nues Tom Brucker led Sue Hagan and Bryan Si gnorelli to Paw Paw and Currie Caves to get profiles and survey for an ongoing monitoring project. Stan 8 and Kay Sides, this day joined by Alan Wellhausen, continued working on the trails, hiking the Turnhole Bend Trail and the Cedar Sink Trail. Mick Sutton led Jeff Crews, Heather Levy, and Bob Thurner back to Rappel, where he continued his resurvey of Lexington Avenue. Bob Lodge was joined by James Wells and Rick Hoechstetter in a partially successful mission to relocate Pigthistle Cave and obtain permission from the landowner to continue work begun in 1991. While able to obtain permission from the landowner's son to relocate the cave, which they were able to do, the land owner will still need to be contacted before the survey can continue. That evening a brief celebratory display was held, as Dave West and Stan Sides had dueling fireworks for the group, with the exception of Ed Klausners's party, which had elected to finish up a passage segment rather than leave to return in time for the festivities. We had one final trip on Monday, when Ed Klaus ner led Rick Olson, Marcus Key, Heather Levy, and Brennan Sapp to Ranshaw where a few cutarounds were tidied up, and a hanging survey was tied in Final tally for the numbers freaks was 949.5 feet of new survey plus 4,608.15 feet of resurvey for a total of 5,557.65 feet of survey for the expedition. A good time was had by all of those that did not catch what ever it was that Dave had during most of the weekend. Special thanks go to Dusty Gulden, whose meal planning and preparation, assisted by his father Bob and grandmother Irma, was exceptional. Pat Kambesis was a tremendous help as well, not only around camp and with keys, but even taking surface watch for a day so we could get others things attended to. Pensico Avenue-Rick Olson, Dick Market, Dave West; Roppel Cave-I) Mick Sutton, Sue Hagan, Karen Willmes; 2) Mick Sutton Matt Mezydlo, Bob Alderson, Jeff Smith; 3) James Wells, Dick Market, Andy Free; 4) Mick Sutton Jeff Crews, Heather Levy, Bob Thurner; Great Onyx -I) Bob Gulden, Dusty Gulden, Paul Stew ard; 2) Bob Gulden Mel Park Alan Wellhausen ; Mammoth CaveScott House, Roger Brucker, Ed Klausner, Rich Kline, Paul Stew ard, Lynn Brucker, Rick Olson, Dick Market, Eric Fry; Tractor Trap-Dave West, Bob Alderson, Tom Brucker, Roger Brucker, Lynn Brucker, Dick Market ; Luwanna Falls -Ed Klausner, Jim Borden, Rick Hoechstetter, Rick Olson ; Unknown Cave-Bob Osburn, Jeff Crews, Sue Hagan, Bryan Signorelli; Deer Park Hollow-Bob Lodge; Ball Trail-Tom Brucker, Karen Willmes, Heather Levy, Bob Thurner; Rock Art-George Crothers, Naoko Yokoyama-Crothers, Charles Swedlund, Francis Swedlund ; Ganter Avenue-Ed Klausner, Mel Park, Bob Alderson, Jeff Smith; Currie and PawPaw Caves-Tom Brucker, Sue Hagan, Bryan Signorelli; Pigthistle Cave-Bob Lodge, James Wells, Rick Hoechstetter; Surface trails-I) Stan Sides Kay Sides; 2) Stanley Sides, Kay Sides, Alan Wellhausen; Ranshaw Avenue-Ed Klausner Rick Olson, Marcus Key, Heather Levy, Brennon Sapp


9 Mammoth Cave: Summer, August 6-8, 2004 Expedition Leaders, Matt Mezydlo and Janice Tucker The expedition was quite small this y ear some what typical for the annual, one day, late summer steam bath As it turned out though, the weekend was absolutely be a utiful. The w e ather was sunny and cool, just a delight. A total of 13 p e ople participated in the expedition with 9 going underground Two parties were fielded One party went to Great Onyx to con tinue resurveying down Edward's Avenue while the other party surveyed and checked leads in the Emily's Puzzle area. A total of 825 feet of survey was done 125 feet of n e w survey and 700 feet of resurvey. Charles Fox led B.C. Jennings, Greg Holbrook, Heather Levy and new JV Boris Hysek to the Emily's Puzzle area to knock off a low crawl near the EP 1 sur vey suspected of intersecting Clinton A venue It did not. They did tie it to another crawl that leads to Clin ton. They also found an inter es ting lead off the Z sur vey with no obvious mark e d stations, blowing air and hitting a chert layer. Matt Goska led Alan Wellhausen, Pete Rogers and Sheila Sands to try and finish the main line of Ed-ward's Avenue in Great Onyx. They w ere able toresurvey a very wide low ceiling room near the e nd of Edward's. Fiv e l ea ds wer e not e d off this l a rge room. Stations were placed in each lead so that futur e parties could avoid complex tie in sk e t c hes. Janice Tucker se rved a s camp manager and did a great job. She was helped by Shirl e y F ox and Debbi e Holbrook. I would like to thank Janice, Shirle y and Debbie for all their hard work. They not only prepared the delicious meals but also spent time cleaning and doing other odd jobs. I would also like to thank B C. Jennings and John Feil. B.C., using his e quipment finished sealing the deck of the main building on Fri day evening. John stopped by for several hours on Saturday and mowed around the old bam and Spel e e Hut. Bob and Judy Parrish stopped by on Frid ay aft ernoon and restocked some food s upplies. Emily's Puzzle-C h arles Fox, B C Jennin gs, Gr e g H o lbr ook, He a ther Lev y B oris H y s e k ; Great Onyx CaveMatt Go s ka, A l a n Wellhausen, P e t e R o g e r s She ila S ands. Mammoth Cave: Labor Day, September 3-6,2004 Expedition Leaders, Bob Osburn and Micaela Evans The 2004 Labor Day expedition was small but reasonably well supplied with experienced people A total of27 people attended all or part of the expedition Seven trips were fielded on Saturday and four on Sun day. Ten were in support of cartography and one was a special request from the park to acquire water samples from Logsdon River in Rappel. A total of 1,300 feet of survey 800 new and 500 resurvey was accomplished. On Saturday, Ed Klausner led Charles Fox, Doug Alderman, and Bob Lodge t o Albert's Domes They took a long time getting there due to route finding and small passage size. Their first lead was a small, miser able passage but it led into a v irgin area with numerous leads. Their survey output was small but it was really nice to find something new This find will be welcome new passage on future expeditions, although the trip there will not be any easier, especially for largish peo ple Micaela Evans led Scott House, Caleb Schulten, and Michael Carter on a trip to survey small caves. Their main objective was Martin Cave; however, un known to the expedition leader and operations man ager, this cave is gated and has been for a long time The party went on to back up objectives named Great Disappointment Cave, France Cemetery Cave, and The Flake Bowl. They surveyed all three. All were short. Joyce Hoffmaster Dan Greg er, Heather Levy and Ben Hutchins headed into Sillimans up Lu c y s Dome and offunder the Marion Avenue Sheet. They perse vered through water and small passage and reached the area with no trouble but the expedition leader had failed to prov i de the survey book and they could not find any station to tie to They returned without sur veying. Considerable work remains in this ar e a Bill Koschner led Andy Free and Matt Mczydlo t o Lower Elysian Way in Rappel Cave They had a gr e at blowing lead with two forks both tight. Th e rig ht fork proved too tight for Andy a nd Bill, but Matt go t through the left into a walking c a nyon afte r a pinch and about 100 feet of tight miserable popcorn. Andy failed to fit through the pinch, so after conferring, Bill and Matt continued and got the survey line through the miserable stuff but had to tum around after o nly a littl e while in the walking canyon in order to n o t l e av e And y sitting to o long Jeff Crews, Carrie Musick, Ben Tobin and Matt Goska went to Illinois Avenue off Turn e r Av e nu e .lefT has started working the data in that area in prep a rati o n to drawing They made sever a l ties and fill e d in a small amount of previously ignored passage Progre s s was made on rectifying the dat a set.


Andrea Croskrey, Preston Forsythe, and Shari Forsythe finished Doyle Valley Overlook. They then went to Ice Cave and surveyed 225 feet of it. Bob Osburn and John Feil went to Logsdon River in Rop pel to collect water samples. Rick Olson came to the morning meeting and requested that if at all possible we should get water samples from Kumquat Crawl and the river, as sewage odor had been prevalent there the prior weekend. Odor was noticeable only on mud banks. All water seemed fine. Three samples were collected. On Sunday four parties were fielded. Pat Kambe sis led Heather Levy and Jeff Crews to David's Goli ath Cave on a vertical trip to the lower level to try to finish the cave. They mapped most of it except for a possible canyon up an overhung climb they could not negotiate. They declared that the cave should be con sidered done and the overhung climb with low poten tial left for a future generation. Ed Klausner, Joyce Hoffmaster, Matt Goska, and Andy Free headed to Ganter A venue to clean up sketches, relocate tie stations, and in general clean up the area that Ed has drawn on his new map of the area. Charles Fox, Michaela Evans, Caleb Schulten, and Dan Greger continued the resurvey of Emily's Puzzle. 10 They completed their passage which led into a maze of passages at the Mystic River level. Scott House led Michael Carter, Doug Alderman, Bill Koeschner, and Bob Osburn to Violet City area to relocate the survey stations in preparation for Ed Klausner's work drawing up the already surveyed main line and tying in or redoing the known side pas sages. Several have been surveyed in past but are not tied to the newest main passage sketch. It was discov ered that during the resurvey the note keeper had num bered his stations wrong. Both the cave locations and sketch matched and fitted the survey. Therefore it is certain that the station labeling on the notes is the in correct element, so the note station numbers were ad justed and will be changed in the data. Albert's Domes-Ed Klausner, Charles Fox Doug Alderman, Bob Lodge; Grand Disappointment Cave!fhe Flake Bowl -Micaela Evans, Scott House, Caleb Schulten, Michael Carter; Lucy's Dome -Joyce Hoffmaster, Dan Greger, Heather Levy, Ben Hutchins; Lower Elysian Way-Bill Koeschner, Andy Free, Matt Mezydlo; Turner Avenue-Jeff Crews, Carrie Musick, Ben Tobin, Matt Goska; Doyle Valley Overlook/Ice Cave-Andrea Croskrey, Pre ston Forsythe, Shari Forsythe; Roppel Cave-Bob Osburn, John Feil; David's Goliath-Pat Karnbesis, Heather Levy, Jeff Crews ; Ganter Avenue-Ed Klausner, Joyce Hoffmaster, Matt Goska, Andy Free; Emily's Puzzle-Charles Fox, Michaela Evans, Caleb Schulten, Dan Greger; Violet City Scott House, Michael Carter, Doug Alderman, Bill Koeschner, Bob Osburn Mammoth Cave: Columbus Day, October 8-11,2004 Expedition Leader, Phil DiBlasi This was one of the best expeditions I have led in many years, though I missed the "crowds" from Thanksgiving. Paul Cannaley and I exchanged expedi tions this year simply to confuse those attending. The weather and attendees at the expedition were abso lutely wonderful. The temperatures were low 70s day time and low 50s at night. The leaves were just begin ning to tum and the view from the veranda was abso lutely wonderful. On Saturday there were five trips fielded. One trip went to Pigthistle Cave and another to Hidden River Cave outside the park, two trips were fielded to the Alberts Domes area of Mammoth Cave, and one trip was made to Martin Cave The Pigthistle Cave crew decided that they were not in what is supposed to be Pigthistle (last surveyed in 1992) rather they were in a yet unnamed cave they decided to name Puppy Cave after the local fauna that found and entered the cave prior to the crew. A small passage was entered by trip leader Bob Lodge and a highly decorated room was discovered. Bob removed a significant amount of flesh upon entering so a very small crew will be required to continue this survey This crew has a GPS location on the cave entrance. Because water levels were low, due to the fifth driest month in the recorded history of Kentucky, the Hidden River crew went upstream in the D survey to Lovers Lane. This crew acquired 1,013 feet of new survey leaving a walking passage 3 5 by 15 feet. Trip leader Dave West reports that at one station the pas sage was 87 feet wide. Charles Fox led two crews to the Ganter/ Welcome/Hardboiled Egg/Eimores Pass area. There were over 25 objectives in this area provided by Ed Klausner. The Ganter/Welcome Avenue crew checked off four objectives in this area, including one passage that got down to six inches before they retreated. The Elm ores Pass crew was to follow a lead down to a wa terfall and in doing so found old survey stations. They also knocked off a few cut-arounds and corrected many inaccuracies in the old survey. This area, when complete, will look like a bowl of spaghetti. The Martins Cave crew nearly completed the re survey of this cave. A long term cricket study is pro posed for this area and the biologists need a highly detailed map for their work. The crew nearly com pleted the survey of this cave and noted some interest ing materials during a brief inventory of the cave. Trip leader Rick Olson indicates one more very brief trip


will be required to complete the sketch of the rear of this 550 foot cave. On Sunday, there were three crews fielded. One crew continued the work in the Albert's Domes area in Mayfield A venue and two crews entered Great Onyx to continue the resurvey. The Welcome Ave crew entered a cut around that ended in what appeared to be a manmade rock wall. Plotting the survey should show at which wall the cut around ended. Another lead could be entered by only one small crew member and was abandoned because she could not read instruments, hold the tape, and keep book all at the same time The two crews working in Great Onyx Cave con tinued the surveys of Cox and Edwards A venues. The Edwards A venue crew resurveyed an area that had been re-resurveyed. Fortunately, they marked their re resurvey well, so this (hopefully) will not happen again. The Cox A venue crew checked several leads that turned out to be alcoves. Karen Willmes was able to investigate a lead I had sent her to about ten years ago and noted a station beyond a pinch; therefore, there is either an alternate route there or there are cavers smaller than she. After having wasted much time searching for "last stations" they decided to ask others to be sure to leave their last stations marked as best as can be done so later crews can find the point of 11 departure for new survey. They also located a gypsum flower growing on a piece of bailing wire anchored to the wall. The stem goes through the loops in the wire and ends in a 3/4 inch flower. There were a few people who contributed above and beyond caving. Rick Hoechstetter cooked break fast on Saturday and Sunday, and also cleaned the hot water tanks to eliminate the sulfur smell and color. He spent much of Sunday replacing the ceiling light fix tures with Matt Mezydlo and Chris Hoechstetter. Charles Fox helped with the network and resolved numerous computer problems as well as coordinated leads from Ed Klausner. The majority of the Sunday crew who stayed on to Monday cleaned the facility like it had not been cleaned in a long time and I want to thank them special for that. Others sneaked around and helped clean items, scrub pots and pans and helped camp manager Jan Marie Hemberger in the kitchen, but I don't know who they were. Thanks Pigthistle I Puppy Cave-Bob Lodge Chris Hoechstetter Rick Hoechstetter, Steve Onneroid; Albert's Domes I) Bob Thurner, Judy Onneroid, Ann Kensler; 2) Charles Fox, Patricia Bingham, Bob Hoke; 3) Charles Fox Shanna Borden Judy Onneroid ; Hidden River Cave-Dave West, Karen Willmes, Matt Mezydlo ; Martin Cave-Rick Olson, Dale Andretta, Shanna Borden Tom Brucker; Great Onyx-I) Dave West, Steve Onneroid, Patricia Bingham ; 2) Bob Hoke, Ann Kensler, Karen Willmes. Roger Brucker emerges from the famous Keyhole in Floyd Collins Crystal Cave during a 1988 CRF trip to the Lost Passage Photo by Ralph Earlandson.


12 2005 EXPEDITION CALENDAR Before attending any expedition, you must contact the expedition leader as trip sizes may be limited. Failure to contact the leader may prevent you from attending the expedition as the trip may be full. r. ADDRESS CORRECTIONS If you have changed pbone number (i.e., area code split), e-mail address, or bave moved, please send your information to: Pbil DiBlasi PO Box 126 Louisville, KY 40201-0126 CRF WEBSITE Contact your operations manager for tbe user id and password for tbe members-only section oftbe site.


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Contents: Annual
Report Submission Guidelines for 2004 --
Cave Research Foundation Annual Members' Meeting Hamilton
Valley Field Station, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky Saturday, November
6, 2004 / Pat Seiser --
The Gates of Ft. Stanton / Frank Everitt --
Alpine Karst Foundation and Alpine Karst Publication /
Richard "Red" Watson --
Eastern Operations News / David West, Area Manager --
Regional Expedition Reports: Mammoth Cave: Spring
Equinox, March 19-22, 2004 Expedition Leaders, Mick Sutton and
Sue Hagan --
Mammoth Cave: Memorial Day, May 28-31,2004 Expedition
Leaders, Rick Toomey and Elizabeth Winkler --
Mammoth Cave: Independence Day, June 30 -July 6, 2004
Expedition Leaders, Dave West and Karen Willmes --
Mammoth Cave: Summer, August 6-8, 2004 Expedition
Leaders, Matt Mezydlo and Janice Tucker --
Mammoth Cave: Labor Day, September 3-6,2004 Expedition
Leaders, Bob Osburn and Micaela Evans --
Mammoth Cave: Columbus Day, October 8-11,2004 Expedition
Leader, Phil DiBlasi --
2005 Expedition Calendar.


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