Author Archives: Mason

Beneath the Mountain Flows a Stillness: A Speleogen Cavecast

On August 24, 2013 the Speleogen Team returned to Pigeon Mountain just outside of Lafayette, GA, and descended into Petty John’s Cave for the third time. The trip, which was spearheaded by photographer/adventurer John Paul Floyd and rock climber extraordinaire Jordan Mitchell, was the most physically and mentally challenging that the Team had undertaken yet. Its purpose was to navigate the five-person unit underneath Pigeon Mountain to the banks of an underground waterfall that had been Read more [...]

Where The Falls Never Rain

For years the National Speleological Society has hosted a Cave Ballad Salon wherein spelunkers enter cave-themed songs that they’ve penned into a compeition that is judged by their peers and associates. The results of these musical interpretations of the caving life are then announced at the NSS’s national convention. While rummaging through an antique store in recent months, Mason Brown excavated a vinyl LP that had collected the entries from the 1972 Cave Ballad Competition. Given that Read more [...]

Cave Transmission 1

After harvesting the sounds we captured in the Jam Hole during The First Descent, Mason Brown and David Matysiak starting experimenting with this documentary audio at their home studio. The results are at turns totally delightful and unsettlingly sinister. Read more [...]