|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.
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