Day two at Jacobs Mountain Preserve. Brad finds it hard to leave the luxury of his bed.
And Aaron and Chris get distracted easily during breakfast.
Brad stands at the bottom of Halley’s Hole, a 174-footer.
Aaron lights up the bottom of Williams Saltpeter Cave (140 foot rappel).
Spending my Memorial Day weekend with Chris and Aaron Moses on SCCI’s Jacobs Mountain Preserve, Ala., in the heart of TAG. Here Aaron bounces Torode Pit (190 feet).
Spent the day with a group of friends rapplling the 100-foot drop at Raven’s Roost along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here Chris makes a quick rappel down.
Topped off our evening at Pete and Twila Bracken’s home. It was a great day spent with friends!
Aaron Moses bounces Pighole in Bland County, Va.
Spent my 34th birthday rappelling the 250-foot rock Maryland Heights at Harpers Ferry with Chris. I was a beautiful day!!
Another year, another Bridge Day!
This year was special, since Chris and I got to lower the flags in a tandem rappel! I was on the bottom, with the Park Service and West Virginia flags. Chris was on top with the American flag. It was a beautiful day, no rain, and I got in 2 rappels, 1 climb and the 1 tandem rappel with flags. For more images, go here.
Thanks to Ellen Hofler for this image of us.
Rappelling and climbing Whitesides Mountain with Monongahela Grotto folks: John Harman, Dave Riggs, Abby Hohn, Cullen Hencke and Brian & Mary Masney. Here Abby strikes a pose, like a badass.
And here’s a well-loved rack. The gear of project cavers . . . she may have a little life left in her!
Dave pauses for a photo while on rappel and I’m climbing.
Brian starts the derigging process. It was a great day with great friends!
A lazy Sunday bounce at Randolph County’s Shreve-Howell Pit (137 feet) with Stacy Waggy and Heather Jordan while at OTR.
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!!!
Showing my step-dad, Tim Grandon, the ropes at Raven’s Roost. He learned how to rappel and climb at the 100-foot cliff face. He had a blast!