King Arthur and Genevieve's Castles view from the canyon rim.
Track set in the Coconino Sandstone
Jason Ballenski rappeling down to check out the leads in Gawain Abyss
Gypsum curls in Horcruxe Cave
Dogtooth Spar in Horcruxe Cave
Jason Ballenski traversing to the entrance of Hogwarts Cave
Bootles set out to collect water from slowly dripping seep.
Doug Powell in the entrance of Hogwart Cave
The entrances of Horcruxe Cave and Hogwart Cave.
Jason Ballenski passing through the arch to Horcruxe and Hogwart Caves
Jason Ballenski in the entrance to Horcruxe Cave
Stacked rocks in the entrance of Horcruxe Cave
Doug Powell in the entrance to Hogwart Cave
Jason Ballenski in the entrance to Hogwart Cave
Rock with fossilized mud cracks
Doug Powell overlooking Hogwart Cave from within the Supai Formation
Jason Ballenski overlooking Hogwart Cave from within the Supai Formation
Doug Powell hiking up to the start of the spring
Looking down the route from the spring towards Excalibar
Doug Powell near the start of the spring
Doug Powell collecting drinking water
Jason Ballenski, our fearless project lead
Jason Ballenski rappeling down through the lower ledges of the Supai
Our friendly rattlesnake greeting us along the route to camp
Pete Shifflett in camp
Pete Shifflett and Brett Cook in camp
Doug Powell getting ready for the descent to Leandras Cave
Jason Ballenski rappeling into the entrance to Leandras Cave
Pete Shifflett getting ready to start the rappel down to Leandras Cave
Silhouette in the entrance of Leandras Cave
Doug Powell, Pete Shifflett, and Jason Ballenski waiting in the entrance of Leandras Cave
Gypsum curls in Leandras Cave
Doug Powell studying the gypsum curls in Leandras Cave
Microbial corrosion residue found throughout the lower levels of Leandras Cave
One of the thousands of dead bats within Leandras Cave
Normal sized side lead in Leandras Cave's walking labinth
Our 2008 Leandras Cave team: Jon Jasper, Brett Cook, Todd Seliga, Pete Shifflett, Doug Powell, and Jason Ballenski.
Unexplored cave lead seen from camp.
Autumn colors on Supai
Todd Saliga, Brett Cook, and Pete Shifflett making their way up from camp.
The unexplored cave leads (Single Bopper Cave on right) seen off in the distance
Pete Shifflett climbing up through the Supai with unexplored cave leads (Single Bopper Cave) in background.
Todd Seliga leading the hike out.
Jason Ballenski scouting for a route through the Supai Formation
Doug Powell traversing ledge to find route down through the Supai Formation
Brachiopods fossils in the top of the Red Wall Formation
The entrance to the Single Bopper Cave. The cave was mapped to about 400 feet and pushed down a deep narrow crack for an estimated 250-300 feet.
The Boppers (Single Bopper to left and Double Bopper to the right) as seen from camp.
Looking down on the large entrance of the Double Bopper
Doug Powell after my awaking kick.
Jason Ballenski passing the bolt on the rappel down to the entrance of the Double Bopper
Jason Ballenski rappeling down to get into the entrance of the Double Bopper
Scott Davis rappeling down to the entrance to the Double Bopper
Doug Powell,Jason Ballenski, and Scott Davis in the entrance to the Double Bopper
Jason Ballenski, Doug Powell, and Scott Davis in the entrance of the Double Bopper.
Jason Ballenski, Doug Powell, and Scott Davis in the entrance of the Double Bopper with the SIngle Bopper in the distance.
The entrances to the Double Bopper as seen from the Single Bopper entrance.
Wide angle view of the entrances to the Double Bopper as seen from the Single Bopper entrance