|The larger end of this system is on the far side of the highway, pretty much obscured from view at this time of the year due to all the overgrowth.|
|It's fairly wide, but is not quite tall enough to stand up in. And it was very, very hot and humid.|
|At this point the main tunnel was fed through two culverts, one of which was terminally choked by shopping carts and the debris caught in them. Just behind Dani was an inset where the larger tunnel was narrower than where the two circular ones entered. The result is that anything of any real size that passes through it hits that wall as it exits. Brilliant design!|
|The culverts were much smaller, and exacerbated the backaches we were already developing.|
|I didn't realize how deep underground we were until I reached this spot. This leads up to a curbside drain on one side of the main road.|
|Eventually we reached the shopping center
on the far side of the road. This series of drains is what first
attracted my old roommate and I to this system.
We could have continued beneath the parking lot by going down a tunnel behind Dani and to her right, but we had scouted it out my car and found that the water was too deep in that culvert to do anything but get wet trying to pass through it.
|Instead we went though a smaller tunnel that branched off to the side (where I took the previous picture from).|
|We eventually exited off of the far corner
of the parking lot.
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