Valhalla trip

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  1. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    227' deep pit. Rappelled it twice and climbed it twice, just for fun. Managed to rescue two snakes at the bottom of the pit and one of our team climbed them out in his backpack. Fun day.

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    Wendy and Jason climbing out the 227'

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    Wendy going over the edge on the way to the bottom

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    Kevin doing what he does best

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    One of the victims rescued

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    Someone forgot the hotdog buns

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    We loaded 6 people in the 4Runner with gear on top to make it up the 2 miles of 4WD road to access the pit.
     
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    Ive got to take that srt class. That looks awesome!!
     
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    It's cool doing vertical stuff since you get to access places no one else can. Only way into this pit is down a rope or fall off the edge. Only way out is climb the rope or in a litter. This particular entrance has about a mile of horizontal cave at the bottom. We explored a bit of it and got to see some cool places.
     
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    Caving is a blast. Id like to get back into that again. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Some places aint no one gonna get you out of. Ha!!
     
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    This particular cave is where Samuel Crawford and Michael Hanebaum lost their life in June of '84. There were waiting for their turn to ascend back out and a 30' x 30 rock flaked off the edge, came tumbling down and crushed them. Not sure if they ever recovered the bodies but the rock is still there and it's huge.
     
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    Damn!!! 30x30 is massive!!!
     
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    Just when I was trying to dislike @Jeff Randall he pulls off a snake rescue.

    Cool pics and nice vertical work.
     
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    It wasn't me, DJ. One of our team members took it upon himself to rescue these two snakes. I think everyone else voted to put them out of their misery.
     
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    Are those hotdogs kosher???
     
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    Im happy to see my teamate eating food and drinking water. Good man.
     
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    When I was a small kid, I had about an hour long chat with dad about what happened at Valhalla that ended with him beating me half to death. :D

    I have always remembered it whenever I was in a cave. Those guys didn't have a chance from what I recall.
     
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    Well that's it. Officially unfriended on the Book of Feces.

    Tell your TM that I do appreciate him protecting the symbol of my faith.

    Got anymore pics of the horizontal? H20 there?
     
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    I am not much for caves, but it looks like you guys grilled some pepperoni.
    That's where its at.
     
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    More pics of the Valhalla bounce. Best pit we've done yet.

    Jeff trying to sabotage my backpack.

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    Not sure, but he may have been proposing again.

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    I think they were playing cat's cradle.

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    David Walker would be proud of me.

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    Freakin' barrel knots.

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    Way too Auburn (orange and blue) for my tastes.

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    Oh **** time.

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    Wendy rappelling.

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    Jeff rappelling.

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    It was made of soil ENT
     
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    Jeff doin' Jeff's thang.

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    What happens in the pit stays in the pit.

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    Krazy Kev.

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    Founding members, RAT Grotto (we hope).

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    Snake numero uno.

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    Snake numero dos. Check out the salamander on him.

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    Snake whisperer.

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    Climbing out with snake in a bag.

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    Thrill seeker.

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    Wendy climbing.

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    Freedom.

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    Look! A bug!

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    Native American spirit cleansing.

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    The pecker dogs were better.

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    ???

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    Jeff climbing.

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