Friday, March 30, 2007

My Gourdneck Shame

Well, this past Saturday I loaded up my caving gear and rode with Joey to Gourdneck Cave, the same cave which I got all of 5 steps into last year. They've removed the ladders since then, but my friend John said it was "just a climbdown with a handline." We got there and I took a good hard look at the "climbdown" and decided not to go in. I'm pretty sure I could have gotten down OK, but the climb back out would have been nasty, and they might have had to haul me up it, which just wouldn't be fun for anyone. It can be climbed out of with just a handline, but people that were in a lot better shape than me had a hard time doing it.

I will master this cave some day soon, but only after I have some vertical equipment and a little more training on climbing. For now Gourdneck is still my master.

5 comments:

turducken said...

The cave defeated me inside, too. Don't feel bad. You were right about coming up Gourdneck - I don't think all of us that did it could have done it without aid.

TheHeffer said...

.. I Plan on using my Gourdneck to defeat some cave myself tonight....

Anonymous said...

Looks like your keeping the weight down pretty good.. Excelent. I have really been hitting the cardio more than ever.. three days a week I do 3 miles on the olyptical machine at an intesity of 10-12. I do this in under 23 minutes. Then I do 1000 crunches on the seated ab machine with 70 lbs on it. one set of 500 and two sets of 250. So I am sticking right a t 250 lbs with a 36-38 inch waist. I fell pretty good remember thong season is right around the corner.. Keep the battle of the bulge going we are all fighting it...
Big Bill

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you couldn't see the cave with us. Especially since you sat in my truck and ate every last one of my potato sticks.

Stuckey

Alan said...

I didn't eat the potato sticks!