After two years (2020 and 2021) of being canceled, the annual Bridge Day (Wikipedia link) event was restarted for 2022. The event this year was on 15 October. It is always held on the third Saturday in October.
I attended Bridge Day in 2011 as a participant. In 2019 I was on the rappel safety team, and for 2022 I was again on the rappel safety team. More information about the rappel is at Bridge Day rappel.
It is a long drive from Kansas City to Fayetteville,read more
Some years ago when we started the survey project at Stark Caverns, there was some discussion of also producing a book of photos to be sold in the gift shop. Now that the survey project is winding down, it is time to start work on the photos that might be included in a coffee table book.
Originally there were four people signed up for this trip. At the very last minute two of them had to drop out. One was sick with the flu and the other testedread more
The 2022 NSS Convention was held at the Central States Fairground in Rapid City, South Dakota June 13 through 17. I have attended several conventions in the past. The last two years (2020 and 2021) were held on-line only due to the Covid pandemic.
I left for the convention several days early so I could spend some time visiting friends in central Nebraska where I grew up. From there I drove across the Sandhills area of Nebraska. There are miles and milesread more
Participants – Bill Gee, Becky Nelson, Scott Wenzel and Seth Colston (KCAG)
Kohl Mitchell, John Roth and Shannon Zaloz (Chouteau)
Laurel Dunn (PEG)
We went into the cave about 0930. Since four of the crew had never been in the cave, we did a quick walk-around of the tourist trail. We split into two teams. One team was Seth, Laurel, Scott and Becky. The other was Bill, John, Shannon and Kohl. We worked our way out the Rugged Canyonread more
Go to the bottom of this post to see photos from the trip.
Several months ago I heard some interest from a few KCAG members about getting more experience with vertical gear in some deeper pits. I searched around a bit and decided to set up a trip to some of the classic SCCi (Southeast Cave Conservancy Inc.) pits in the TAG area. The chosen pits were Neversink, Valhalla and South Pittsburgh Pit.
I scheduled the trip for early August 2021. The plan wasread more
Seth Colston (Leader) – KCAG Bill Gee – KCAG Becky Nelson – KCAG
This was the first recorded trip to Geronimo Cave near Macks Creek, MO since Bill Gee visited the cave about 12 years ago. I will be leading the survey efforts along with others in the Kansas City Area Grotto.
All three of us met at 6:30am in Grandview, MO. Bill led the convoy while strictly following the speed limit. Becky and I followed behind. We stopped shortly in Warsaw, and arrived at Husong’s propertyread more
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