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  • This photograph is of a different sinkhole than the other photographs. This is the cone-shaped sinkhole about 100 yards from the main sinkhole. The cone has widened over the years, but the narrow part has silted in quite a bit - like an hourglass with the sand stuck in the narrow neck. Back in 2003 it was the larger of the sinkholes, and the previous owner said that he found it because of the roaring of water flowing below it. MountainWoodsThis photograph is of a different sinkhole than the other photographs. This is the cone-shaped sinkhole about 100 yards from the main sinkhole. The cone has widened over the years, but the narrow part has silted in quite a bit - like an hourglass with the sand stuck in the narrow neck. Back in 2003 it was the larger of the sinkholes, and the previous owner said that he found it because of the roaring of water flowing below it. MountainWoods8/26/2014
  • This is another perspective of the depression caused by the main sinkhole, taken from the logging road.  The caves run beneath us and to the right, toward Independence Spring.  The smaller "satellite" hole is near the top of the photograph. Just imagine, in 2003 when the previous owner showed me the ranch, there was one small hole here, and the ground was level. MountainWoodsThis is another perspective of the depression caused by the main sinkhole, taken from the logging road.  The caves run beneath us and to the right, toward Independence Spring.  The smaller "satellite" hole is near the top of the photograph. Just imagine, in 2003 when the previous owner showed me the ranch, there was one small hole here, and the ground was level. MountainWoods3/31/2013
  • This is the smaller, but deep, satellite sinkhole in the same depression with the main sinkhole.  In the main listing photo it can be seen in the back on the left.  MountainWoodsThis is the smaller, but deep, satellite sinkhole in the same depression with the main sinkhole.  In the main listing photo it can be seen in the back on the left.  MountainWoods3/31/2013
  • This is another perspective of the main sinkhole.  A smaller (but just as deep) satellite hole is out of view to the left of this photo.  We leave the big vines here because they help us to get in and out of the hole.  MountainWoodsThis is another perspective of the main sinkhole.  A smaller (but just as deep) satellite hole is out of view to the left of this photo.  We leave the big vines here because they help us to get in and out of the hole.  MountainWoods3/31/2013
  • This is the current bottom of the sinkhole. Water disappears into the small caves on both sides of the vertical white rock.  You can see the cave on the left in this photo.  To give an idea of depth, my wife was standing on the white rock in the foreground of this photo when the other photographs were taken.  MountainWoodsThis is the current bottom of the sinkhole. Water disappears into the small caves on both sides of the vertical white rock.  You can see the cave on the left in this photo.  To give an idea of depth, my wife was standing on the white rock in the foreground of this photo when the other photographs were taken.  MountainWoods3/31/2013
  • This photo was taken from a creek bed, the north channel of Trent Creek, showing the old logging road that is now very narrow because of the steep-sided creek bed and the sinkhole.  My wife is standing on a rock down in the sinkhole area.  When we first moved here, the ground beyond the road was flat.  The area around the hole is eroded into the hole more each year.  A spring off a distance to the right is part of the same cave system that both sinkholes feed.  During torrential rains, the water gets too high for the creek (that I am standing in), crosses the road and disappears into the sinkhole.  MountainWoodsThis photo was taken from a creek bed, the north channel of Trent Creek, showing the old logging road that is now very narrow because of the steep-sided creek bed and the sinkhole.  My wife is standing on a rock down in the sinkhole area.  When we first moved here, the ground beyond the road was flat.  The area around the hole is eroded into the hole more each year.  A spring off a distance to the right is part of the same cave system that both sinkholes feed.  During torrential rains, the water gets too high for the creek (that I am standing in), crosses the road and disappears into the sinkhole.  MountainWoods3/31/2013
  • This is what the main sinkhole looked like in 2006.  Instead of just one hole as it had been in 2003, it is now two holes.  I regret that I did not take more of a contextual photo of the sinkhole in 2006, but I never expected it to grow to the size it has.  MountainWoodsThis is what the main sinkhole looked like in 2006.  Instead of just one hole as it had been in 2003, it is now two holes.  I regret that I did not take more of a contextual photo of the sinkhole in 2006, but I never expected it to grow to the size it has.  MountainWoods3/31/2013
  • This is the main sinkhole, which itself has a smaller satellite sinkhole (back, left) until the dirt and rock bridging the area gives way.  This photo was taken from an old logging road, which you can see at the right where it ascends out of the valley. Independence Spring, which is part of the same cave system as the sinkholes, is to the right of that road and about 30 yards beyond where the road starts to ascend.  MountainWoodsThis is the main sinkhole, which itself has a smaller satellite sinkhole (back, left) until the dirt and rock bridging the area gives way.  This photo was taken from an old logging road, which you can see at the right where it ascends out of the valley. Independence Spring, which is part of the same cave system as the sinkholes, is to the right of that road and about 30 yards beyond where the road starts to ascend.  MountainWoods3/31/2013
  • For reference, my wife is standing down on one of the protruding rocks in the sinkhole.  MountainWoodsFor reference, my wife is standing down on one of the protruding rocks in the sinkhole.  MountainWoods3/31/2013
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