This weekend Heather, Ali, Vito and I went camping up at Fulford Caves. It's an entire underground cave system that is pitch black, damp and slippery. We've been up there a few time before but it was Heather and Ali's first trip.
Once you hike up to the opening, strap on your helmet and headlamp, there is just a large culvert sticking out of the ground with an old metal ladder you use to climb on down. I guess a while back some guys were in there and lost power to their headlamps and had no idea how far in they were so they started burning their money for a light source. The first time I went up there we got lost underground for a good 4 hours trying to find our way out. This time, we brought markers to mark our way in and out. It was great.
A bit up above the cave entrance is a massive open cave that is perfect to camp in, so instead of pitching tents we decided to just sleep in our bags in the cave. We got all of the way up there and realized that we had only 3 sleeping bags instead of 4. So poor Vito slept on the ground with a flimsy orange plastic poncho over him for a blanket. We built a fire to keep warm but Vito had to keep getting up in the night to stoke it because he was FREEzInG.
We took a disposable camera inside the caves so once those get developed I'll post some of those. Until then, here are some good pics of the hike up.