plateau - Prospecting - Bad Forecast (2017-PW-01) found
Due to another apocalyptic weather forecast, Phil and Nadia decided to do another day of prospecting north of Balcony rather than potentially getting marooned down a cave. We went back to a potential lead at a cave tagged 2012-OK-01, for which the existing prospecting notes were along the lines of âtagged, undropped, unsurveyedâ. Not quite as bad as some of the notes for prospects, which were along the lines of âlostâ. We dropped 2012-OK-01 off 3 naturals, to find a pleasant amount of nothingness with a peephole through to a depression in the plateau. Another one crossed off the list. We then went back to a potential lead north of 2011-01. Shining a headtorch down it showed a passage and a lot of dry dust. A handline was rigged (p8, 45Â° slope) gave us access to a cave. With a drafting phreatic passage leading off at 45Â° down at the bottom. We followed this down 30m until the slope angle increased and a rope was needed (which we didnât have). Surveyed, photos and GPS coordinates taken. QMA! Nadia christened the cave âBad Forecastâ since it turned out sunny all day.