Chicken Crawl Cave

 

This cave was a pleasant surprise an the end of a long unproductive cave searching day. Me and cave guru Mick decided to hit a spot that we had on the radar for many months. To our surprise there was a cave entrance with the cool air that us cavers like to feel in the entrance to a new find, the cool and possibly moving air hints at more passage to be found. The cave consists of a human size chamber. The passage then splits into two non human size passages, the passages then reconnects and make a hard left turn. The passage does appear to be human size beyond the pinch point.

A follow up visit this weekend by myself Mick and Rob has added a good 25 plus feet of passage with a nice room along the way. It took Rob slithering through a pinch point to do the initial exploration of the virgin passage. A room around 8 feet round with a keyhole S bend trough in the floor was discovered. The passage then turns into a canyon and starts to drop while doing sharp S bends. It appears the water sinks in a tight non human size tunnel but another trip will be required to see if the cave can be pushed further. Currently it sits at around 35 plus feet of passage with an entrance chamber and a secondary room.

 

 

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The entrance to Brown Cow Cave now named Chicken Crawl Cave in honor of Rob (Rubber Chicken) who showed us that the first pinch point was passable after all, well at least for us thinner cavers.





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The boulder filled entrance to the cave.




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The first pinch point.




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The passage splits in two and reconnects after an island of rock on the left.




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Some old formations.




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The human size passage after the pinch point.




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Rubber chicken at the second pinch point sliding in a bed of mud.



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Rob in the main chamber of the cave.
I am downstream in the start of the canyon.



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Looking downstream of the main chamber, the passage turns into a canyon.



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The start of the canyon where the water starts to run down fast.



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Camera view around a corner.
Passage a bit tight for comfort but is getting taller 5 feet, ish.



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Camera view only.
Looks like the water sinks to the left into a small tube.



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The main chamber looking downstream.
The long winding trough in the floor, my foot on the right.



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Rob heading back in the initial pinch point.
Looks tighter than it is.





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