hey all some have said I should sell copies of these blades, so IM testing the waters to see if there is enough intrest, so here is the question , do yall think this art is good enough to sell, and would yall be interested in buying
hey all, new caver jlynn, had to miss out on a special trip recently due to health issues, and is probably going to miss out on another one today, I haven't heard from her sense yesterday afternoon, and her partner Becky informed me she was still at the hospital last she heard, these two girls got the cave bug not long ago, and have been hitting it hard and heavy with me every chance they could get sense there mud infection began, even while going threw some nasty pre - examination steps, jlynn was saying she planned on making todays trip to lost creek, but some how I doubt she will be able, I know she's probably going to be feeling pretty down about missing out again, she's already down about missing out on Cumberland caverns "crystal palace" and now this one as well is going to leave her feeling pretty cursed by the cave gods, so what do ya say ya ll, lets give her some support and let her know theres a big formation room at the end of her misery crawl,
Post by paul snook on Jul 13, 2007 22:48:59 GMT -5
congratulations goes out to Steve "super-spud" Hambrick and his girl Adrian on the birth of 6lb 4oz Tyler Clint " spud-Jr" Hambrick, latest report says mom and little spud are doing fine, and Steve is blowing up the phone lines, making sure every body knows, ;D way to go Adrian and Steve, another tn caver into the world ,
hey all, I don't know if this is something thats done a lot, or at all, but here goes. Sheldon Clutts, of the Southport Chronic Cavers Grotto, is in bad need of a kidney transplant, if any one, in the caving community would like to step up and donate to him or on his behalf, so he can be put in line for the next available, his family, friends and he himself would be very thankful, he is a great guy and when healthy a Good Caver, I am in contact with his family via phone and will pass on info to him or from them for any one interested. they wish to thank every one for there prayers and wishes, bull
Sheldon feeding rope for vertical training
and discussing vertical with a new caver
this is guy who does, and does well, we need to help keep him around, so please pass this along to all you know
thank you for your help and prayers
Last Edit: Jul 6, 2007 18:35:35 GMT -5 by L Roebuck
hey all this is just a heads up, if you read the thread by tncaveres, cant wait.... youll see some of what weve been doing, and theres more to be added to that post, also ill be starting a post later today on our progress with another local survey, presently standing at 8,400+ which will pick up more lenght today, tncaveres is also planning a mach rescue in this cave using "guess who" as the stokes victim, now on to the lead, push, free climbers part of this post,....
HELP!!!!!!!!!! Im looking for persons with bolting and free climbing experience to look into high leads in one of the caves in my project list, for more details private message me, and ill explain in more depth, or e-mail my yahoo
yea memories are good, seems like the hidden rooms with half a bale openings were fun until your older sister stacked bales infront of the openings, or until your cousins knocked down your forts, watch out for the wasps and rats, dont miss the itch and straw in your clothes
Post by paul snook on Apr 23, 2007 20:54:44 GMT -5
I'm compiling a list of the weirdest or most out of place things found in caves, any body and every body please chime in and tell what it is that you've found and please tell where you found it( please don't give the cave name or location,) south, south east /state/ cave etc, will do, if possible include photo of item,
thus far the oddest I've found is a bell south, home connection junction box, and a 27lb bowling ball, the most disturbing thing a Co2 cartridge from a pellet gun,
bowling ball , south east TN cave 2miles back in the stream.
Co2 cartridge, south, southeast TN cave in the first big room,
Post by paul snook on Apr 22, 2007 18:34:25 GMT -5
back in 2001 I joined a few other cavers to explore a small cave in South, south west TN, this heavy air flow cave contained a small squeeze that some one had created in formation, being the biggest person on the trip the "if you can do it, we'll do it" challenge was issued and ........
as you can see I did it, these pics of me coming out were taken by Karen Marsh, the shirt did not survive, a memorial fund is still being taken, it was a good shirt, and will be missed by many, some one said it was a quiet shirt never maid noise never complained, the kind of shirt you want as a neighbor, a tragic loss indeed, and here in lies the dare, in honer of the shirt, some one please go back through the hole and lay claim to the virgin passage on the other side of the pit, all we ask is to be there to see it done, " in respect for the shirt, so it can finally have closer, and r.i.p.
Post by paul snook on Apr 22, 2007 15:53:56 GMT -5
met with Rodney ( tncaveres) and his daughter Melonie today so they could lead Jonathon and I to meadows hill saltpeter cave, a small but nice little cave over looking the duck river , nice passage nice rapelable bluff, a few nice fossils, and two 6 yr olds having a great time out with there daddy's,
Post by paul snook on Apr 16, 2007 18:43:11 GMT -5
I'm not that SMALL, but thanks any way Dr beaner, I don't wish toting me on any body, to bad the Bedford tech team is going to do it on an upcoming mach rescue, I think I'll eat Mexican the night before, and beanie weenies on the way to the cave for breakfast,
Post by paul snook on Apr 16, 2007 18:12:46 GMT -5
knee hell revised by popular demand:
after wanting to do this trip for 2+ years we finally worked out a time to meet with Trey and Tamera Caplinor ( forgive me if spelled wrong) for the dreaded crawl to the pretties, Frank Maynard, rob and Vada Davidson and there son Rayan, Steve Hambrick, Roger Wilson, Terri Haynes, and myself, met with our guides at around 9 am and geared up for a long day, 9:45am and in rout to the register, after making our way past and to the entrance to what I am now calling knee hell, we reached mega junction about 2pm and sat for lunch, then on to more crawling and lots of scattered pretty stuff, then the long trip out, after reaching the entrance about 8 pm, it was then to home, shower, beer and bed, a long day for some good fun and good pictures with some good friends, I'm sore all over, found muscles I forgot I had, discovered some I didn't know I had and beat on those and more, KNEE PADS! are a must for this trip and if you think you are not in good enough shape for this trip, DON'T TRY IT!, other wise enjoy, I did and for reasons I haven't tried to fathom yet, I'm going back again this time for more passage and more crawl, am I crazy?well............................. ........ I am a caver,,, so you be the judge,