Beginner Caving Academy

  • May 10, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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The Oregon High Desert Grotto (Bend's local caving club) is sponsoring a beginner caving academy to help people learn about caving and cave conservation. There will be experienced cavers there to talk about cave geology, biology, equipment and techniques. The group will visit several caves south of Bend including at least one gated cave currently closed to public visitation (Skeleton Cave). Any vehicle will be able to make the trip. Participants will need gloves, sturdy shoes, at least 3 lights (1 helmet mounted), spare batteries, and a helmet. Climbing helmets are best but bicycle helmets are acceptable. The caves will be cool, so warm, durable clothing is recommended. Please contact me if you have questions. The 11th is a repeat of this event. Please only sign up for one date to allow room for others.

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  • Amy

    This was really fun and a different thing to do around here for us. A huge thanks to Neil, who was a patient and informative guide. Love his passion for the caves and really appreciate the sharing of that passion. Would love to check out other caves!

    May 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to have my husband and son also attend, but didn't see where you can put the number of people going. I'm able to do this in other meetup groups. Thanks

    April 7, 2014

    • Neil

      Kerry, if you can still make the Academy we can talk more about kids and caving. I take mine all the time. The caving club does allow kids, but suggests parents consider their choices about which trips are right carefully. This particular event is geared more towards adults, but there are regular trips appropriate for kids.

      April 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Neil, thanks for letting me know. I'm involved with a homeschooling group, maybe we could make a trip for our group. Could you contact me at [masked]? Thanks

      April 8, 2014

  • Jill

    I also have a +1

    April 7, 2014

    • Jill

      Hey Karin! He is good. How have you been?

      April 8, 2014

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