April 04, 2012
|Entering Buckner's Cave|
We stayed the night at a hotel the night before and we made our way over to a NSS and Windy City Grotto Life members property Dick Blentz. Dick has maintained this cave for a long time now and allows access to the cave for responsible cavers. Buckner's cave is a good beginners cave with nice passages and mainly phreatic and Vadose passage with little formations but some interesting rooms and slot canyons to visit.
A bunch of us enter the cave and start on our crawl through the back breaker and into a intersection corridor that has a lot of T-sections and other directions people can take.
We decided to go down the main trunk passage to a section of the cave where it was too tight to squeeze through. There was a lot of graffiti in this cave from previous people in the past vandalizing and parting in this cave but continued efforts have helped clean this graffiti off.
|Phil Goldman in Buckner's Cave|
After wards we headed back to where we started at the junction and went down a passage that continued to narrow and narrow until it was un passable. Than we went down a passage that took us into a interesting slot canyon on our way to a 8ft waterfall passage. We decided to turn around at this point and headed back out and left the cave.