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Got in about 9:30, in time for plenty of rest before we go to the ATV park in the morning.
... This particular coal seam is about 18" wide and about 18" off the floor. Miners had to crawl in on their side, dig out underneath the coal seam to create a shelf, drill into the shelf, insert blasting powder, blast it, so the coal collapsed in pieces on the floor, then load it into coal cars and haul it out, using their own animals--pony, if they had a small one, goats, dogs, and their children. Each car carried a ton. They were expected to mine 10 tons ...
... settled for ponchos, which we acquired for a dollar apiece at the dollar store.
After our exciting shopping spree, we went to dinner at a Yelp-Recommended BBQ joint called a Taste of Memphis. The food was pretty good and the decor was entertaining (check out the photos). Turned out that there was a geocache 20 meters from the table at which I was sitting when I checked the geocaching app, so I ...
... routes and then we moved down the wall doing some more challenging lines. Later we found a sick cave and Lee onsighted a 12a! Lee is a beast climber! One of the strongest I know and has taught me everything I know! He also cleared the 30 foot wide cave after letting one rip! Damn Lee!
It was a successful day and after climbing we went to The Secret Sandwich Society for another "unique" meal. I had a turkey sandwich with apples on it, fantastic! and ...
... the town of only 500 residents but all these visitors (because the other little mining towns weren't connected by roads, those who were coming and going from the region trained into Thurmond, which made it a huge hub of activity). Back at the campsite after a stop for ice cream, folks got cleaned up and we are planning our Father's Day dinner. Tomorrow we depart early for Nashville -- we have at least a 10 hour ...