This adorable little toad.
Chris and I visited TAG, with our good friend Aaron Moses. Here is the view from the bottom of the 155-foot open-air pit named Sawmill Well.
After bouncing the pit a couple of times, we did the pull-down trip in Solution Rift. Rappels (in order) are: 24, 18, 30, 23, 167 (Confederate Well), 31 and 36 feet.
We saw a bunch of cave critters!!!
It comes with great sadness that I have to report that Carpenter-Swago cave is infected with White-Nose Syndrome. This poor little guy, probably won’t last the winter!
While hiking the Big Run Trail in Shenandoah National Park we ran into a bear and her two cubs.
While bouncing Alabama’s Birthday Pit (185 feet) with Chris Coates, Kelton Russenberger and Jeremy Vandeventer, I found this little guy resting on an old bolt at the top of the pit.
The guys looking down the pit when we arrived.
We took a day off from caving yesterday, as we were in pain from our 2-person Ellison’s bounce trip. Today was a light day, bouncing Stephen’s Gap at 143 feet.
I found a scorpion at the top of the drop!
And since we walked right by Pipeside Pit (66 feet), we had to do that little one too! Found this cute lille guy at the bottom.
The first day of a week of TAG caving! The view of the quarry on Pigeon Mountain while hiking to Flowing Stone, a 227-foot deep pit, with Chris and Brad Tipton.
A famous Walker County salamander at the bottom of the pit.
Attempting a photo of the pit, but didn’t bring the proper camera, so I got this so-so image.
The lower passages of Sites Cave, during a trip Chris and I lead for the Spring VAR.
Below is a Virginia long-eared bat we saw!
This is me entering Ruddle Cave to work on a digging lead.
Below is a photo of the resident cave rat, Chewy. At one point during the day, Chris was taking a nap and awoke to Chewy on his chest, looking straight at him! Chris was not happy to be surprised like that.
Sunrise at Assateague Island National Seashore during a weekend adventure to the seashore.
Seagulls during sunrise.
An old road taken back by the sands.
A tiny jellyfish on the shore.
Chris takes a photo of a beached whale we found decomposing on the shore.
A wild colt and her mamma.
Breaking down the tent.