Whether it's because of the prolonged drought, or just generally lowered water levels, water no longer flows out the entrance of Howells Cave on the C&O Canal. That means anyone who wants to can crawl in there without getting wet. Corey and I took a look around one Sunday in July.
HERE WE ARE IN THE FIRST ROOM
The flash unit on a Polaroid PhotoMax, even when it happens to fire in synch with the shutter, is no match for the darkness in a cave. My solution was to bring along a "slave" flash unit (about the size of a cigarette lighter, 2 AAA batteries) and either set it on the ground in front of the camera or hold it up with my left hand while I took the picture with my right.
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This was a nice little trip: easy going, short, dry, and visually satisfying. Only problem we had involved the loss of TWO little flashlights, including one brand new Minimag.