The end is nigh – #NTCave2017

It’s possible that today was my last day ever in Natural Trap Cave. It makes me sad. Whatever. We still had fun.


The day started with this giant caterpillar.


Then in we went, and started cleaning up.

The Truper twins.


The test pit looks a little like someone might be laid to rest there.


Lead investigator Julie Meachen supervises.


We did some glowing, like all good scientists do.




Then we rigged things up to haul out.

Premier caver Juan Laden disentangles a sling for hauling. (Sideways again)



Hauling


While the hauling was happening, I explored some of the cave formations present.




A couple more days on site to finish cleaning up, them the long voyage home.

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Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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