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A Return to Fulford, part 3
by Stormy on June 22, 2008

An integral part to cave exploring is looking for new caves. After all, you can only explore the same thing only so many times!

Sunday was a day for hiking and exploration. We started the morning out by checking on Blue Butt Cave. It's called that because of the cold stream that runs out of it. The cave was discovered in the early 1960s by Donald G Davis, a famous cave explorer. To date the cave has not been mapped past 140 feet because of the frigid water that runs through it. It requires special gear and to date the tight passage, combined with cold water have proved to be a major challenge. We walked the west face of Craig Peak looking for leads that may have been missed in the past, then drove over to the east side of the mountain to check for leads there. We looked at the resurgence at Brian's Muddy Hole, which was discovered last year. The resurgence was gushing water at a rate far greater than the year before and the cave opening was completely submerged. We also visited Honeycomb Caves and explored the limestone block that they are in. We found some interesting holes here, but they did not appear very promising. The Fulford weekend was filled with fun and exploration and at the end of the weekend there was one very tired marmot ready to head back home.

Brush Creek runs among limestone cliffs.
(taken by Max on June 22, 2008)
My friends Riley and Roland. They will sample anything.
(taken by Max on June 22, 2008)
Blue Butt Cave is beautiful and welcoming, but it's a trap!
(taken by Max on June 22, 2008)
The spring run-off is very strong this year.
(taken by Max on June 22, 2008)
We found some promising leads in the hills.
(taken by 1 on June 22, 2008)
Some were just downright scary.
(taken by Max on June 22, 2008)
Honeycomb Caves were fun, but not very big.
(taken by Max on June 22, 2008)
It's time to go home!
(taken by Max on June 22, 2008)


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