Saturday, July 14 – 2007
10:00 – 13:50
Roads: Dry / clear
Area: Queenston Mines
Trail Conditions: Dry dirt
Hikers: Tori, Wolf, Lise
Plan: Explore the Queenston Caves
10:00 On-site, embark to the caves
10:20 Pass the crane and rock pile to take a rest and fill-out log sheets. It looks like it might rain.
10:40 We arrived at the mouth of the caves and suited-up with hard-hats, wet suits, and gloves. Heavy boots and torches. Sadly our main UK lamp was out of batteries so we were unable to use it.
11:00 We entered into the caverns. As always were confronted by knee-deep muck and lots of rocks. Th water did not seem as cold now as the last visit back in April. Lise had some difficulties navigating the water and thick silt. We went around counter-clockwise from the entrance.
11:25 Around 1/2hr after entering the caverns, Lise was having some troubles breathing and we decided to end the expedition. We headed back to the entrance and Lise left the caverns. Wolf stayed behind and waited for Tori, who was barefoot to enter the caves and make thier way to the grotto for some more photographs then headed out, and stripped to change.
12:00 We all left the caverns to relax and review the photos and enjoy the day as it is very peaceful and quiet here. There aren’t any people here mostly because it looks like it may rain anytime. As we relaxed we took the time to take some nude photos of Wolf in the caverns.
12:57 We all packed up and headed back to the Niva and then home for lunch.
13:18 Tori sustained an injury to her right foot on a rock.
13:22 We reached the old crane and sat down to dress and clean her right injured foot. Brian called to notify me of a Niva for sale in Niagara Falls in great condition for around $1,000
13:30 Return to the trail and head for home.
13:44 We arrived back at the car, a little tired. Always saddened at the end of a hike. Wolf wore a brown mandarin collar shirt, camouflage pants, Tori wore black pants, and a camouflage t-shirt. List wore a pale green t-shirt and blue shorts with red shoes and a Canadian forces baseball hat. It was a great time for a hike an an excellent exploration.
13:50 Head for home.