|Here Dani is checking out the entrances. The canal actually gets a little deeper than this just to the left of the frame, but the sides are paved smooth (relatively) with asphalt.|
|Just inside the tunnel. The light is coming from the curbside inlets. Just behind me you can see that the tunnel curves. This was a relatively schizoid design with frequent turns rather than the boring, one-note tunnels we find quite often.|
|This spot happens to harbor a lot of debris, mostly concrete. However, other areas also contained sandbags that had apparently been carried by heavy rains.|
|After maybe 1000 feet into the tunnel, we reached this room, which branched off into a side culvert.|
|The tunnel ran for two or three hundred feet before we found where it started (this was upstream). This was just a stream running through a lightly wooded area, though we hadn't figured out exactly where in terms of landmarks or street names.|
|After that side tunnel, we headed further
up the main tunnel. This room was a little further upstream, just
around a few more bends.
We passed by this side tunnel on our way through. I didn't photograph the rest of the graffiti, but there was a bunch of teenage attempts at neo-Nazi and satanic symbols. However, the "EXIT" was most likely by the construction crew, given that it was in a different color than the rest of the markings.
|Note that the ceiling was a bit lower in this area. You can do a pretty graceful Groucho impression after doing his walk for a few hundred feet.|
|This is outside the other end of the tunnel,
just outside of an apartment complex. We weren't spotted, but I wonder
how often people are seen coming and going through such an exposed entrance.
I didn't get the GPS coordinates since we were too exhausted to remember to pull out the receiver. However, in the background you can see the Wells Fargo high-rise. It was visible from the entrance and other exit we went through earlier.
|We doubled back after finding the exit and went back to the side tunnel marked "EXIT." I went down that and ended up behind the back yards of several other places. I let Dani hang back since I figured it would be better if only once of us passed out from the heat.|
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