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There are currently 6 upcoming caving trips on our calendar. Click here to submit your own trip.

- All non-members please check
with someone before showing up for a trip. This is
to make sure you know what is involved and to find
out if its a restricted trip for members only. Thank

May 01, 2015 - July 01, 2015
Falls Creek cave camp and clean up

Help clean up a cave or 2 then vista outer near by caves. Like Three Sinks, Folgers, Falls Creek and many more. Date not set yet.
Trip Leader: various

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June 21, 2015 - July 25, 2015
Ainsworth Hot Springs, Cody cave

Dates subject to change. Possible trip to Canada Ainsworth Hot Springs cave, Cody cave, mine, Crawford State park and other caves and adventures.
Trip Leader: Kim Luper

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July 13, 2015 - July 17, 2015
2015 NSS Convention

What's the first rule for caving in the state of Missouri? --DON'T PANIC!

The second rule is, always bring a towel.

The theme for the 2015 NSS Convention is: A Hitchhiker's Guide to Missouri Caving. Whether you're from nearby St. Louis, flying in from Australia, or transporting from a far off galaxy, the 72nd annual NSS Convention promises to be one cavers will remember long after the mud is toweled away.

The 2015 NSS Convention will take place July 13-17 in Waynesville, located in picturesque Pulaski County Missouri, about a two-hour drive southwest of St. Louis. We're confident that cavers from across the country will take advantage of the convenient, centralized location and come enjoy caving, camaraderie, and the natural beauty to be found in the Missouri Ozarks. See more at link.
Trip Leader: Missouri Grotto

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August 01, 2015 - September 01, 2015

details and dates still in the works
Trip Leader: OHDG

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August 07, 2015 - August 09, 2015

This annual three day event invites men and women to celebrate women in caving. On the first day women and men cave separately and meet together at camp to swap stories and have a great time. Each year we have had amazing entertainment ranging from guitarists, accordion players, and fire dancers. Stay tuned for what we have planned this year. If you would like to get involved, contact our president
Trip Leader: Lisa Bauman

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October 09, 2015 - October 11, 2015

Held in the same location as their previous event 10 years ago, the Desert
Dogs World Headquarters is just a few miles east of Joshua Tree Town
and North of Joshua Tree National Park.

There will be several caving trips available as well guided off road tours of
the local historic mining area.
Additionally, off roading, hiking, climbing, historic tours, caving related
presentations, and more.

Pre and post trips and accomodations will be available for those wanting
stay longer. Camp will be open several days before and after the
weekend. Pre-registration costs will be very reasonable.

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The Oregon Grotto is a Portland/Vancouver area grotto with members from all over Oregon and Southwestern Washington. The Oregon Grotto is a chapter of the National Speleological Society, and a Federally chartered non-profit organization (501-C3).


We welcome anyone who is interested in caving to attend meetings which are held at 7:30 P.M. on the third Friday of every month at Round Table Pizza, 616 N.E. 81st Street, in the J & M Plaza, Vancouver, Washington. Use the 78th St. exit from I-5, turn west on 78th Street, and turn right at the first street. You enter J & M Plaza just as the road curves left. Click here for a map and directions.

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