|On this trip we started from the curbside drain where Dani and I exited last time, then worked our way back downstream.|
|At this point, the tunnel is pretty narrow,
but if you've see the other galleries, you know it expands to much greater
That's Tony's friend Tommy who joined us.
|Tony spotted this garden snake down here. I didn't get a good frame of reference for him, but he was probably right at 12" in length. He was a surprisingly good swimmer for not being a natural water snake (at least, he didn't look like any I knew).|
|There are several sections like this where the water is channeled to the center by these raised sides. We also saw several sections like this in the Three-Way tunnel.|
|This is a side tunnel across from a good
exit I was checking out for a GPS reading.
We didn't bother with the side tunnel this time either. It's funny how a tunnel this size would have gotten my interest in another context, but when you see a big one in a giant tunnel, you completely ignore it in favor of all the other goodies.
|There's a short stretch (about 150') in here where the floor had collapsed along one side of the tunnel, leaving some really deep spots.|
|Thankfully, there were two parallel tunnels
along this part because this one (not the one we took) had some sewerage
leaking into it.
This is the worst I've seen in a tunnel so far, however. Most of these are pretty clean and thoroughly flushed out every time it rains.
|Continue to Part II|