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

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April 01, 2014 - April 30, 2014

San Diego Grotto is hosting

the NSSWest Speleo-Ed

in early April 2014.

Hope to see you there!

Trip Leader: San Diego

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April 18, 2014 - August 15, 2014
Bat show and talk

Bat show and talk coming this spring and summer. Watch for details.
Trip Leader: Ella

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April 19, 2014
Beginner Trip with Cascade Grotto (St. Helens)

Cascade Grotto (out of Seattle) is offering a family friendly beginner's trip to visit a few easy lava tubes near Mt. St. Helens on Saturday April 19th. You do not have to be a member of a grotto to attend although you will need to review a list of required clothing and equipment (there will be some pieces of loaner gear available on a first-come-first-served basis). Children who are able to hike over uneven woodland terrain with no trail are welcome. At this time there is no limit to the number of attendees, but if enough people sign up we may be looking for assistant trip leaders. Rendezvous specifics will be formalized in the next few weeks but we will most likely be meeting up in or near the town of Cougar WA around 10AM.
Trip Leader: James Mooreshire

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May 24, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Falls Caves clean up and caving

Help clean trash out of a cave or two in the Falls Creek area. Then on Sunday visit some caves. If area is snow in will move to June sometime.
Trip Leader: Kim Luper

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May 24, 2014 - May 26, 2014
NCA Idaho

Location and dates not set for sure other then Idaho.
Trip Leader: Idaho Grotto

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August 01, 2014 - August 03, 2014
The fourth annual All-Girls-Cave-Trip

The fourth annual All-Girls-Cave-Trip will be held in Idaho and hosted by the Silver Sage Grotto! This is the first year that a grotto is helping me host the event and we have a lot of wonderful things planned! If you are unfamiliar with the event, please check out the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WomenCavers). Details to the event are below ...

WHEN Aug 1-3, 2014

WHERE 40 minutes outside Shoshone, Idaho (tba), primitive campground

This is a special treat. Silver Sage Grotto has trained leaders who have offered to get the permits and take us to these amazing caves!

Women: Gypsum Cave (gated, permit needed)
Men: Pot of Gold Cave (gated, permit needed)

Sunday (co-ed)
Jaw Dropper Cave (gated, limit on people, permit needed)
Tea Kettle Cave
Chris' Crystal Castle Cave
Spider Cave (gated, permit needed)
Owl Cave (gated, permit needed)
Trip Leader: Lisa

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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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