There are currently 7 upcoming caving trips on our calendar. Click here to submit your own trip
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Trips to clean up the the rotten flagging tape in Pillars of Hercules. 6 people each day can go each Friday and Saturday. Meet at Cougar Rest stop 10AM. Will save some time to tour the cave also each day. Please sign up to lock in your spot.
Trip Leader: Kim LuperSign Up
September 12th (Saturday) Pronghorn Cave
Trip Leader: Matt Skeels
This trip will take place if Matt can get permission from
the land owners. Located on Pronghorn Golf Course, this
cave had no natural entrance until the golf course blasted a
'canyon' into the landscape. They cut the cave in half.
Incredible ceiling drips and very nice water drop
formations in the sandy floor. .
Gear list: Helmet, 3 light sources, gloves, cave pack.
Trip Leader: MattSign Up
September 18, 2015 - September 20, 2015
September 18th-20th (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Sheridan Mt./Siah Camp
Trip leader: Ted Hasse
Close to Bend these caves are snow bound in early summer so
fall is a good time to explore this area. Numerous lava
tubes are available to explore. This is a traditional camp
out for the grotto, close to Bend, a great camp site, and
Gear list: Everything you need for 3 days of car or tent
camping. Helmet, 3 light sources, cave pack, gloves,
possible vertical gear depending on caves visited.
Trip Leader: OHDGSign Up
October 01, 2015 - October 31, 2015
October TBA Molalla Deep (If we get permission from
Trip leaders: Jerry Zimmer and Mike Loomis
This rare and unusual cave is said to be a block creep or
slump cave. According to Mike Loomis (1988 cave trip), the
cave drops down mud hardened walls to a water source that
appears to have no bottom. The passage way narrows to a V
shaped passage making progress difficult even though the
cave appears to continue on. In short, we need to get back
into this cave and further explore it!
Gear list: helmet, 3 light sources, cave pack, gloves,
vertical gear. Wet suit and or a small raft would be useful
Trip Leader: JerrySign Up
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.
Trip Leader: CALIFORNIA GROTTOSign Up
October 16, 2015 - October 18, 2015
October 16th, 17th & 18th (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Trout Lake OHDG with WVG Trip leader: Brent
Multiple cave trip choices during the days with two possible
trips to Dynamited Cave led by Scott Linn and Josh Hydeman
exploring different parts of the cave.. This is your chance
to see the premiere lava tube in the PNW. Vertical skills
required for the Dynamited trips with several rope drops and
a traverse of a vertical pit. We're hoping Claude Koch of
the WVG will share some of his new digs with us. There are
also easy walk in caves to visit.
Gear list: Everything you need for 3 days of camping.
(Details of where we will stay to follow). Those going on
the Dynamited Cave trips will need full vertical gear and
the skill level to drop and climb several drops, and
traverse an open pit. Those visiting other caves in the
area will need helmets, 3 light sources, cave packs, gloves,
pee bottle, energy food, water.
Trip Leader: WVGSign Up
October 24th (Saturday) Crack in the Ground Caves
Trip leader: Ginger Sanders.
Explore cracks and holes in the Crack in the Ground area near
Vertical gear needed to drop into some of the holes.
Gear list: helmet, 3 light sources, cave pack, gloves, vertical
gear is you get on rope.
Trip Leader: GingerSign Up