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post by Kabes   |  | 
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<Reply # 200 on 8/22/2023 4:21 AM >

Met up with @FishSlapper42 again and with one of my buddies and we did some drain exploring underneath a freeway

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post by FishSlapper42   |  | 
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<Reply # 201 on 8/24/2023 5:16 AM >

more piccys with kabes. this sucker was a tough nut to crack, took us a good 45 minutes to get past the security and fences. the citys been wrapping it up for the past couple of years ever since some gang related stabbings happened up in it. pictures came out ass so might go back in a couple months with my camera to get some better flicks












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post by Kabes   |  | 
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<Reply # 202 on 9/24/2023 2:37 AM >

Fishslapper, his buddy, and I check out a popular drain by the locals of Milpitas.



Into the dark. We got some weird looks but the locals living in the apartments. Oh well.


The west entrance of the drain transferred into a Rectangular Concrete Pipe to a round concrete pipe. Something I've not seen before.


Baby bat. Later in the drain we almost got ran through by another bat, and all of us dropped down, and bolted for the exit.


The RCP went up into another RCP. The rungs of the ladder were corroded and the debris that was collected on there made it hard for us to traverse.


Eastern entrance.


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post by Kabes   |  | 
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<Reply # 203 on 9/24/2023 3:00 AM >

Bay Area drainers definitely know what this drain is. Fishslapper and I hadn't been here before, so we decided to make the trip out here.


I invested in some new camera equipment. Some of these shots are alternated between my digital camera and my phone.


The entrance was pretty accessible and we were shocked to find a lot of school furniture down here. I wonder why..


We even found a coach in there about a mile or two down.


While taking this shot there was a big gush of water from the nearby creek that sounded like an explosion.


About 2 miles down there is an RCP we plan on finishing exploring. There is a manhole that is almost unreachable from there due to it's height, but luckily someone put a rope.


Manhole was just left open. Probably from some other explorers who had popped it previously.


My attempt at light painting


Ramp


Yeah there is ghost me there I know, I have to improve my light painting. Anyways, 2 miles down into the drain Fishslapper and I heard a little girl crying and it was echoing softly throughout the drian. It kept going for 10 minutes and we knew there was no way a little girl was down in the drain by herself. Turns out it was her laughter from the park above us!


I ended up getting poison sumac, careful guys


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post by hotgirlurbex   |  | 
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<Reply # 204 on 10/9/2023 6:45 PM >

I heard a little girl crying and it was echoing softly throughout the drain. It kept going for 10 minutes and we knew there was no way a little girl was down in the drain by herself. Turns out it was her laughter from the park above us!

this has to be the MOST terrifying thing i could imagine hearing down there


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post by hoover 2   |  | 
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<Reply # 205 on 10/12/2023 4:14 AM >

WOW I really love all of these awesome drain pictures! I like to see the rungs and how deep the shafts are plus the different shaped tunnels! The graffiti is cool too! Drains are super awesome and fun to walk in the big tunnels plus they are my favorite thing to explore! Keep up the great work and keep exploring drains!


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post by Kabes   |  | 
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post by RescueMe1060   |  | 
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<Reply # 207 on 11/7/2023 1:40 AM >

pic 3 looks to be about 7ft of walking space? height-wise. this culvert is a good find, but like I've said in the past be mindful of bad air.


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post by Kabes   |  | 
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<Reply # 208 on 11/7/2023 3:57 AM >

Posted by RescueMe1060
pic 3 looks to be about 7ft of walking space? height-wise. this culvert is a good find, but like I've said in the past be mindful of bad air.


5ft high. I'm considering about investing in an o2 meter because I've come across so many small RCPs that go on forever I'd like to do.


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post by Kabes   |  | 
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<Reply # 209 on 11/7/2023 3:57 AM >

Posted by RescueMe1060
pic 3 looks to be about 7ft of walking space? height-wise. this culvert is a good find, but like I've said in the past be mindful of bad air.


There's really no grates or areas where there is draft. Just dead air in most of these. I don't even know if RCPs that stretch for that long are even worth doing, as they probably won't open up to cool features. The thought that there will be something worth documenting inclines me

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post by Kabes   |  | 
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<Reply # 210 on 11/7/2023 4:06 AM >

Posted by RescueMe1060
pic 3 looks to be about 7ft of walking space? height-wise. this culvert is a good find, but like I've said in the past be mindful of bad air.


Oh wait u were referring to #3. Yeah it was about 7 feet


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post by hoover 2   |  | 
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<Reply # 211 on 11/14/2023 10:33 PM >

Posted by Kabes


There's really no grates or areas where there is draft. Just dead air in most of these. I don't even know if RCPs that stretch for that long are even worth doing, as they probably won't open up to cool features. The thought that there will be something worth documenting inclines me


Did you ever get to the end of this drain? I think you should see how far the whole drain goes. I'm very curious to hear more about this drain, as well as all drains. In the MSP community I am known as the drain guy (LOL). I will say that I don't get tired of walking in storm drain tunnels, as long as I have the time to walk the tunnels, then I will do it being as I love to walk long distances, no lie.


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post by hoover 2   |  | 
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<Reply # 212 on 11/14/2023 10:38 PM >

Posted by Kabes


Oh wait u were referring to #3. Yeah it was about 7 feet


I didn't know that you did 2 drains (LOL). Did you get to the end of both of your drains? If yes, What was at the end of the tunnels? Did the tunnels get too small or Did they end with a drop shaft? Does that make sense on what I'm asking?


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post by Kabes   |  | 
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<Reply # 213 on 11/15/2023 1:06 AM >

Posted by hoover 2


Did you ever get to the end of this drain? I think you should see how far the whole drain goes. I'm very curious to hear more about this drain, as well as all drains. In the MSP community I am known as the drain guy (LOL). I will say that I don't get tired of walking in storm drain tunnels, as long as I have the time to walk the tunnels, then I will do it being as I love to walk long distances, no lie.


I didn't go to the end. I'll do it someday with skateboards and an o2 meter. The height is very shallow. There's a lot of drains I've explored (specifically the RCPs) where I didn't go to the end.


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post by hoover 2   |  | 
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<Reply # 214 on 11/23/2023 10:04 AM >

Posted by Kabes


I didn't go to the end. I'll do it someday with skateboards and an o2 meter. The height is very shallow. There's a lot of drains I've explored (specifically the RCPs) where I didn't go to the end.


Oh ok that's very awesome! Please keep me updated on if you ever get to the end of the drains. I'm curious to know what it looks like.


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post by bigstooL   |  | 
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<Reply # 215 on 1/5/2024 4:05 AM >

Most of y’all probably know where this is but here are my photos of it !





dont know how someone got a couch in there



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post by hoover 2   |  | 
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<Reply # 216 on 1/8/2024 5:35 AM >

Very nice drain pictures. Keep up the good work.


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post by hoover 2   |  | 
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<Reply # 217 on 1/8/2024 5:40 AM >

I have no idea how someone could get a couch in the drain either but I do know that here in MSP I know of at least one drain that people somehow got furniture into the upper part of the drain and it didn't look very easy to get it into the drain to start with (LOL).


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post by bigstooL   |  | 
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<Reply # 218 on 1/9/2024 6:46 PM >

Milpitas Drains!
Was gonna check out this small milpitas drain that goes under a highway with @Kabes, but then Kabes slept thru his alarm so I checked it out myself .


Almost slipped on this plank and by extension almost dropped my whole camera in the water trying not to get my feet completely soaked.


Peaking through a fence at an opening.


Inside part of the drain, got my feet kinda wet in the 37 degree weather that fine morning.


Pink Panther 1.


Pink Panther 2.


Another vantage point of part of the drain


LiL abstract photo from another vantage point


Didn’t go through the whole thing because of how much cold water there was and bcuz @Kabes slept through his alarm . Planning on going back there later in the year after the storms pass through with @Kabes to try go through the whole thing.




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post by hoover 2   |  | 
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<Reply # 219 on 1/15/2024 9:43 PM >

Posted by bigstooL
Milpitas Drains!
Was gonna check out this small milpitas drain that goes under a highway with @Kabes, but then Kabes slept thru his alarm so I checked it out myself .

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53453853720_8427bd33e1_c.jpg
Almost slipped on this plank and by extension almost dropped my whole camera in the water trying not to get my feet completely soaked.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53453853805_61be37ae43_c.jpg
Peaking through a fence at an opening.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53453754494_0aed991abb_c.jpg
Inside part of the drain, got my feet kinda wet in the 37 degree weather that fine morning.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53453437496_ea3e3e62ba_c.jpg
Pink Panther 1.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53453437466_d6c79c0cc0_c.jpg
Pink Panther 2.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53453437426_f58ca4c3c8_c.jpg
Another vantage point of part of the drain

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53453853700_9ea55f60ab_c.jpg
LiL abstract photo from another vantage point

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53453437491_ef977efe49_c.jpg
Didn’t go through the whole thing because of how much cold water there was and bcuz @Kabes slept through his alarm . Planning on going back there later in the year after the storms pass through with @Kabes to try go through the whole thing.


Very nice drains. I love the square tunnels. Have you ever explored any drains in the MSP area?




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