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Caving With Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Council 11-18-18

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Yes, they were at it again. This time there were two new Troops to introduce to caving. Eastern PA Council set this one up at the same time as the one in October. This trip originally had sixteen people, but one Troop backed out at the last minute. It’s a shame because they missed a very good time with these girls. Maybe they’ll come out again when they can. We have been having a tremendous amount of rain and unprecedented snowfall for this time of year. As a result the cave actually had a good bit of water in it.

I like to use this cave for beginner trips because it is stable. But I’ve never seen this much water in this cave. Parts that usually have a little sticky mud had water over the top of my thigh. I choose to avoid the lower parts of the cave. For most of the girls this was their first wild caving trip. I didn’t want to take any chances with them and I didn’t want anyone cold and miserable. But they all got very muddy, and had a blast. How could I tell? Watch the video. L…

AT FIRST, THERE WAS NOTHING BUT DARKNESS. THEN, I TURNED ON MY HEADLIGHT.

Two years ago, I was introduced to a WORLD that was right below my feet, but that I had never seen.  Sure, I knew a good bit about cameras, lights, and framing shots, but nothing prepared me for what I discovered about filmmaking and the beauty of nature underground. Towards the end of my junior year in college, I knew that I wanted to make a film about caves, and about three cavers from totally different backgrounds. My director Jennifer Bird, my gaffer/1st A.C. Taylor Jenkins, and I began to work on an ambitious endeavor that would become a journey that would change our lives forever

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Thanks,
Allen