Thursday, June 15, 2006

Minnehaha Creek Amphitheater Drain Recon


Location: Minnehaha Park
Crew: Cheese & Spaz
Mission Time : 5 mins (in drain)
Difficulty: N/A
Cheese and I were all set to check it out. We found the entrance with no problem (its hard to miss), and I squeezed through the gate inside.
The drain is massive, large enough to drive a small truck in to. After walking a few yards into the darkness, I could see a massive hole in the floor, into which rushed all the water from the drain. I grabbed a lose metal railing that ran back along the wall on my right and proceeded to move past the hole. I didn't get to far though as the water behind the hole extended from wall to wall. I walked back to the entrance where Cheese was waiting, and told him about the impediment, so we just climbed the cliffs around the creek before returning.
We'll be back, next time with waterproof boots!