Camping & Caving at Bowden & Hamilton

This will be a 3 part trip report, that takes place over 3 days of camping and caving. This trip started out Friday afternoon after I got home from work. Ben, Sam, Ezra, and I were on this trip. Ezra is an old time friend, and had not gotten the chance to go out with us in a long time. He had only done one other caving trip to Sinks of Gandy Cave a couple years ago with Ben, and was excited to go on another caving trip.      Part 1:   Camping out near Bowden      We all met at […]

Camping at Bowden

It has been a long time since we have done any camping or caving trips. We mainly wanted to do a caving trip back to Bowden, but we also have been wanting to get some more camping in. So we figured we would camp out Saturday night, and hit the cave early Sunday. Sam was starting his new internship on Monday, so he wasn’t willing to go this time, so it was just Ben and I this time. We were able to pack fairly light, and we were planning to camp at a camp ground above the cave anyway. We […]

Bottom of Coopers Rocks Falls

Today was overcast most of the day, and we had a couple short down pours. Sam and I drove down to Beaver Hole, an area of woods next to Coopers Rocks. Our goal was to hike over to  Coopers Rocks, and find the bottom of a set of water falls that we had found last year. The top section had one large drop, fallowed by several 10 to 15 foot drops. We found them by hiking down from the top of Coopers Rocks, and we knew that their were more to them down below. So we figured hiking up to […]

2005 Sinks of Gandy Camping Caving Trip

Now that I have returned from my week long camping/caving trip, I thought I would do alittle write up on some of the gear that was used, and what I thought about its performance. I will also include general comments and suggestions about some things I have learned during my trips. — Location ——- First off, lets talk alittle bit about the where I went. Me and two buddies went to Glady West Virginia, about a 2 hour drive to camp from my house. This was our third year in a row for this trip. Its a great for camping, […]