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post by Noisavni   |  | 
Draining in Lawrence, and an accidental break in!
< on 2/5/2021 11:03 PM >

Howdy ya'll!

I recently went draining with a friend of mine, and this is one of the more impressive drains we've been in! Granted, I've only drained three times now, but still!

We started out by hoping into this small little 'entrance pit,' which I'm guessing used to be a room but collapsed.







And we turned to see the entrance, the only thing between us and it was a pool of water!



Quite a fancy entrance I think, with the plethora of graffiti. But that's neither here nor there. I had previously bought some water proof boots, so I was good to cross, but my friend had no such gear. Thankfully, I had brought four trash bags to wrap around his legs! He looked rather silly I thought, as he moved across the pool.



Thats when we realized that the water was deeper than the bags. And, to make matters worse, my boots were shorter than the bags. Despite this, we decided to brave onward, and he made the crossing while I equipped my own silly feet protection, with my smaller boots underneath.



The next parts a bit of a photo dump, at least until the end, where it'll be mostly text. Here's some shots from our adventure:















And that^ was as far as we went. It was a fun time, we saw waaaay more variants of pipes than I had ever seen in my life, and it was now time to head back. However, we had made it to a sizable room with no graffiti! And I happened to bring along some white chalk!

Now, please tell me if this goes against the 'leave nothing but footprints' mantra, cause if it does I will never do this again, but I figured that, since it was chalk and would wash away, it wouldn't do any harm.

AND HOLY MOLY was it fun! I get now why people use spray paint; there's just something about drawing a dick on the wall of a concrete structure.





And with that, we decided to head back. However, we wanted to end the adventure with a bang, by popping a manhole cover to make our exit. We found one that we confirmed wasn't on a road by looking through it, and then we popped it off.



After we confirmed that we could pop it off, we removed our fancy foot protection, as we no longer had to walk through the pool of water, and climbed up. My friend went first, and he climbed up and popped out.


This is when 'shit hit the fan,' and why I don't have any photos past this event.


I assumed something was off when my buddy didn't come back to grab my backpack, and didn't answer my shouts to do so. I grumbled and guessed that he was trying to act casual due to people up top, so I threw my backpack out and climbed after it.

And that's how I accidentally broke into an outdoor storage facility!

Turns out my friend had looked around, and noticed that we were surrounded by barbed wire, and ran to the nearest pile of wood for cover. I saw this, and dashed over. We assessed the situation:

We could go back down and head through the pool of water, but we didn't have our feet protection. Now we both agreed we could head back down, but we decided it would be a lot more fun to try to escape the hard way, by not heading back into the storm drains!

So we decided to climb the fences. Thankfully, no one was around, so we dashed over to the fences. My buddy climbed and jumped, and I passed him the backpack. I was able to find a small hole where the fence peeled up from the ground, so I opted for that exit.

Hoping no one saw us, we swiftly walked to our car, and made our escape!

Thx for reading!


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post by randomesquephoto   |  | 
Re: Draining in Lawrence, and an accidental break in!
<Reply # 1 on 2/6/2021 9:25 PM >

Looks like fun.

End of the story was rather anticlimactic though.


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post by esotouric   |  | 
Re: Draining in Lawrence, and an accidental break in!
<Reply # 2 on 2/7/2021 8:35 PM >

The trash bags are smart thinking, even if they weren't tall enough.

Do these drains see major flooding? If not, I wouldn't be surprised if that chalk survives 100 years. While exploring 100 year old hobo graffiti in the Los Angeles River, historian Susan Phillips told me how such cheap and accessible writing materials as shoe polish, railroad tar, chalk and pencil lead ended up being more lasting than paint.

Here's a post about these inscriptions:
https://esotouric..../02/01/hoboscript/


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post by AdventuresUnknown   |  | 
Re: Draining in Lawrence, and an accidental break in!
<Reply # 3 on 3/23/2021 9:47 PM >

is this out in Lawrence, KS? this is always a super dope spot! i think you may be the first other kansan i’ve seen on here! great shots.


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post by Aran   |  | 
Re: Draining in Lawrence, and an accidental break in!
<Reply # 4 on 3/24/2021 12:38 AM >

Posted by Underground1128
is this out in Lawrence, KS? this is always a super dope spot! i think you may be the first other kansan i’ve seen on here! great shots.


Really? There's an entire urbex community out there. Kansas City is one of the major urbex enclaves in the Midwest- though they only occasionally pop onto UER, they mostly keep to their own regional urbex forum.

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post by AdventuresUnknown   |  | 
Re: Draining in Lawrence, and an accidental break in!
<Reply # 5 on 3/24/2021 2:41 AM >

Posted by Aran


Really? There's an entire urbex community out there. Kansas City is one of the major urbex enclaves in the Midwest- though they only occasionally pop onto UER, they mostly keep to their own regional urbex forum.


yeah, i’ve been exploring with them for a while now. since i started traveling more they suggested i pop over on to here


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post by Dee Ashley   |  | 
Re: Draining in Lawrence, and an accidental break in!
<Reply # 6 on 4/15/2021 2:09 AM >

I’ve only done a handful of drains personally, but I would hesitate to pop one of those covers without knowing what’s above. Knowing my luck, it would be a 16-wheeler, lol.

Sounds like y’all had fun either way, trash bags and all (and I’ve improvised with trash bags so I feel your pain on that front). Thanks for sharing!


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