Finishing the Drop Off Tunnel, Part III

Continuing where we left off...
A bricked-up spot.

This fell down at one point in the past...

...and they replaced it with a new one.  That's daylight slipping around the edges.

Apparently the water gets pretty high in here.  We wouldn't know since we aren't stupid enough to go down here when it's going to rain.  And you shouldn't either.  Unless you are actually stupid, in which case your Darwin Award will be waiting for you at the other end of the tunnel (of light).

The tunnel split into two parallel ones like this.  You can see a "window" between the two on the left just past Phil.

A smaller piece of the giant manhole that fell through.  It made its way downstream some.

A pile of debris.  No, that's Phil.  I meant to the left.

Where?  I don't know.  I couldn't get that high to GPS it.

Going downhill.  The ceiling doesn't move though, so the whole stretch here gets taller.

It takes balls to go in tunnels like this.

Looking back at Phil just before....

...he took this shot.

This is a neat shot as well.

I don't know where this leads.

A lawsuit waiting to happen?  I don't where this is, but it probably isn't a good idea to have an open manhole with a drop this steep.

Finally we reached this point where it's less a tunnel than a steep-walled canal beneath a big building.  We climbed out and looked around a bit.

If you've read the other galleries of this tunnel, you know I'd previously explored the rest of the way downstream.  Not too far past here it begins to get deep and filled with muck.  You need a raft of some sort (like the inflatable one we used on our way upstream the first time I passed through here).

At this point we just crawled out into the daylight you can see up ahead in the distance.

Alexplored 5/12/08.  Some pics by Explorer Phil.
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