Kinney Cave clean up


The Kinney Cave clean up was initiated by Marcus B, based on a tip from a long time resident of the area. The tip was that there was once a small cave located under this pile of farm debris that was accessible when the local tipster was a kid. Local karst expert Marcus B, secured the proper permission and permits from the local conservation area and the dig began. To date a large pile of boulders has been removed exposing a small worn trough and a 2 Meter deep shaft. A small chamber above some break down hints at the possibility of a hidden passage. As of the last dig the shaft continues a minimum of another 2-3 feet. So far assistance has been provided by the Hamilton Conservation Authority, caver's of the Ontario caver community and FOTEC, Friends of the Eramosa Karst. This is a joint venture to return this small cave to its natural state, and to have some good old cave digging fun in the process.






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The entrance of Kinney Cave before the clean up began. Phot by M Buck.





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The start of the removal of the farm debris. Photo by M Buck.





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Nina M and Greg W hard at work, if you call cave digging work! Photo by M Buck.




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Jessica and Margaret Reid. Photo by M Buck.





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The worn bedrock trough entering the shaft.




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Collapsed bedrock along joint, possibly hinting at passage beneath the breakdown.




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Greg W, the cleanest cave digger around. Photo by M Buck.





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That's better, dirt!! Photo by M Buck.




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The shaft continues. Photo by M Buck.




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Marcus B.




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Mick G and FOTEK Chair Brad Gautreau. Photo by M Buck.
The dig will continue another day.




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