|This is what the tunnel looks like from
above: Some manholes in the middle of the woods (I think there were two
or three of these).
Actually, this isn't a good way to enter since it's about a seven foot drop right here. And there are no hand rungs, so even if you dropped in, how are you going to get out anyway?
|There's Deb by the outfall that we used as the actual entrance.|
|The system is basically a pair of parallel tunnels.|
|Deb's getting a shot of one of the small windows between the wall separating the tunnels.|
|I never cracked the code here. Some were marked as E or W (east vs. west?), but one was marked with an M, and I don't think it was just an upside down W.|
|This incline was perhaps the most interesting feature in the whole system.|
|Hey, a crawfish!|
|Finally we got to the end, then doubled back and returned via the other tunnel.|
|Good thing we did, too. I don't know what's up with this!|
|It's some sort of electrical panel with
a cord running down from it. The other end of the plug was all covered
in debris, so I have no idea what it was ever used for.
I say all the time that the reason I keep exploring is because there's always something I've never seen before. Here it is.
By contrast, I have no idea why I watch the Gilmore Girls. Oh, wait. It's for the episodes where the mom wears jeans.
|Back down the incline. You can see in this shot that it was fairly long. We (and our cameras) were lucky that it wasn't slippery.|
|A grate way up at the surface. Unfortunately, it was a hole too narrow to climb up to for me get a reading on where we were exactly.|
|Tree roots grew through a space in the wall into the tunnel. It's a testament to how well-constructed most of these systems are that we so rarely see this.|
|Back at the start/end of the tunnel was this big froggie with his eye glowing from the flash. Shhhhh! Don't move or he'll jump.|
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