In the spring of 2002, a group of men who had been meeting for several months ventured from Buckner, Missouri in the United States to embark on the first serious expedition to locate and access a cave in Mexico that is believed to contain the records of an ancient people.
The group of ten men first concentrated on making positive identification of the cave that had been found again the previous summer by Neil Steede and members of the Buckner Congregation of the Community of Christ church who had traveled to Mexico to visit ancient Mayan ruins.
The expedition group found the cave and made an effort to access the cave opening that is on the face of a cliff about forty feet above the jungle floor. To accomplish this they had to make an axe, chop a tree, fell the tree into the right location, stabilize the tree, attach rungs to the trunk of the tree, then develop the nerve to climb this contraption and beat on the rock face of the cave in hope of breaking through the limestone that now covers the cave opening.
All this effort was noble, but to no avail. The opening of the cave would not give way. Many lessons were learned and brought back to Missouri. The information gathered was used to prepare for the next expedition in 2003.