For many years now It has been a Mother Lode Grotto tradition to Celebrate Doug Bradfords birthday with a trip to one of our favorite caves. He has made this an opportunity to encourage a better sense of style and attire amongst cavers, by making this a formal affair. He certainly makes a dapper figure caving in his tuxedo!
This years trip was a great success and while Doug said he doesn’t intend to continue (it is a pretty strenuous hike, usually leaves me feeling tired for a couple of days after), hopefully others will continue this great tradition.
Once in the cave Dave had fun directing a photo shoot and I got to test out a couple of new video lights I picked up- overall consensus was they were pretty darn bright. You can check out the results- http://captnemo.smugmug.com/Video/CaptNemos-videos/i-Cfn5hqR/A
You may want to go make some popcorn first though its 20 minutes long or just skip ahead to 12:45 that’s my favorite bit.
There was still a little water in the cave though the water levels were not surprisingly very low.
Millipede in the cave. approx. 6cm
After our great trip we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at El Jardin, though our party filled the restaurant to capacity. I still had a long motorcycle ride before I got home but it was worth it.