This post collects links to the business meeting minutes for 2024.
KCAG member Corey Ellis recently spent two weeks caving in Tennessee, plus another short trip at the end of January. His trip report is at Google Drive.
Stark Caverns ridgewalking trip report 2024-01-07
Time in 9:15am, time out 12:30pm
Participants – Bill Gee
Several years ago the owners of Stark Caverns acquired a bit over 300 acres of land lying generally west of the cave and across the creek. At that time there was some talk of walking the property looking for caves. We never got around to it because the main survey project was going. When the COVID pandemic came along, that also put
Stark Caverns Trip Report – 29 October 2023
Participants – Bill Gee
Time in = 9:30am
Time out = 2:15pm
There were three goals for this trip. The first was to get some better photography of an overlook just off the west end of the Onyx Circle. The second was to check out some tight leads and blowing air at the far end of the Rugged Canyon. Third was to run an endoscope camera into a very tight hole at the Half-Way Room to see if it
Corey Ellis attended the 2023 TAG Fall CaveIn on Lookout Mountain in Georgia. His trip report is posted at the Nashville Grotto web site. There are several photos at the end of his very long and detailed report.
Corey Ellis wrote an excellent report about his recent trip to Devil’s Icebox Cave. The report is posted on the Nashville Grotto web site. Here is a link to his report.
Several photos are attached at the end of Corey’s report.
Stark Caverns Photo Trip Report
10 September 2023
On past photo trips we have covered most of Stark Caverns. The last area to be photographed was the Rugged Canyon. This is the longest and most difficult of the side passages in Stark Caverns.
Candace Kovacs was our main photographer. Her smartphone does an amazing job with cave photography. Tristin Whetstine had a GoPro on his helmet, and Mike Kovacs took some photos with his smartphone.
Black Fathom River Cave – Trip report by Tristin Whetstine
Black Fathom River Cave
August 20th, 2023
Entry Time: 7:30 Am Exit Time: Approximately 3 pm
There were no major injuries during the trip.
We didn’t see any trash in the cave, it was clean.
BFRC had the most fauna I have ever seen in one cave. We saw at least 20 fish including carp, bluegill, 3 baby catfish, and a 2-foot long catfish. We also saw 3 cave salamanders, a few pickerel frogs, multiple tadpoles, and a 12-inch yellow eared
KCAG member Corey Ellis recently participated on a long and difficult trip to Powder Mill Creek Cave. His trip report is posted at the Nashville Grotto web site. There are photos as well. The link below goes to his trip report. Corey writes excellent descriptive trip reports.
Trip report 30 July 2023
Stark Caverns Survey and Photography
Participants: Bill Gee
It has been a while since we last did a trip at Stark Caverns. There are some details in the survey to clean up, and we wanted to get a start with off-trail photography. The photography may eventually become part of a coffee table book for the gift shop. That is just an idea now. Besides photography, decisions need