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EAGLE'S NEST - DOWNSTREAM

Work was initiated in March 2007 to install a main goldline in the downstream section of Eagle's Nest in Hernando County, Florida.  Additionally, numerous broken and redundant lines that stretched throughout the section were also removed to facilitate safe exploration.  As of March 18, a "Grim Reaper" sign has been deployed in the ballroom, the goldline has been run through the downstream tunnel to the approximate end of the Room of Dreams, the jump to the Lockwood Tunnel line has been moved to a more prudent location away from the deep silt area it was previously located, and several redundant and broken lines have been removed.  Additional lines past starting after the Pit still need to be removed.
Please be cautious when diving the downstream section of Eagle's Nest and take note of recent changes to the lines.

  

 

Image illustrating line placement in the downstream section of Eagle's Nest. Note the line to the Lockwood Tunnel has been moved further into the cave (approximately 350 feet penetration), where a minor jump is marked with double arrows.  This avoids the extremely silty area immediately encountered after the initial restriction into the downstream tunnel.  Previously, the line was a Y split off white expedition line, secured to an eye-bolt buried in the sediment.

We would like to recognize and thank the numerous individuals who donated their time and energy to assist with this project thus far:  Eric Diester, Brett Hemphill, Walter Pickel, and Ben and Bert Wilcher (Tampa Adventure Sports).

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