I was called in to this dig last week by one of my old students from when I taught at university. They said that it was something that they needed my expertise on.
October 18, 2009
We have found very little life down here. The quiet of the place is unsettling. We cover miles a day and yet we have still yet to find an end to the cave system.
October 20, 2009
Our quest took a random decrease. It’s as though every step we take is going further and further downhill, as though we’re going to come out on the other side of the world. The passage has also seemed to begun zig zagging. We’re no longer just going straight, but rather we seem to be going back and forth, as though it’s an enormous ramp, leading us somewhere.
October 22, 2009
We’re close to running out of supplies. Most specifically, water. We’re starting to think that we’ll need to turn around very soon, whether we reach the end or not. Tomorrow should probably be the last day if we want to be able to get back out.
October 23, 2009
Just when we were considering turning around, we came to the end. I don’t know what we thought we’d find at the end of the system, but we did not expect what we found.