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Oct 09, 2014

Oct 12, 2014

Texas Cavers Reunion - TCR

Location: Guadalupe River RV Park & Campgrounds

Located at:

7200 Spring Branch Rd
Spring Branch, Texas 78070

– Posted: 2014-04-02

TCR Page

Guadalupe River RV Park & Campgrounds

Map

 

Oct 17, 2014

Oct 19, 2014

Colorado Bend State Park Project

Location: Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, San Saba County, TX

We are helping document information on the caves and karst of Colorado Bend State Park to aid in management and future research.  Currently there are over 400 caves and karst features in the Park.  Cavers of all experience levels are welcome, as there are a wide variety of caves at the Park and a large number of tasks to be done.

– Posted: 2013-09-13

Webpage

Project Information PDF

Map

Will Quast

Kris Pena

 

Nov 01, 2014

Robber Baron Cave Open House

Location: San Antonio, Texas

November 1, 2014 - 9 am to 3 pm

Texas Cave Management Association is pleased to invite you to our open house at San Antonio’s Robber Baron Cave Preserve.

Please come meet us at the corner of Nacogdoches Rd. and Camilla Drive for this special event.

Admission is free and available on first-come basis, however, donations are requested to help maintain the Robber Baron Preserve.

– Posted: 2014-09-07

PDF Invitation

TCMA Website

Robber Baron Preserve Page

Joe Mitchell

Mike Harris

 

Nov 07, 2014

Nov 09, 2014

Colorado Bend State Park Project

Location: Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, San Saba County, TX

We are helping document information on the caves and karst of Colorado Bend State Park to aid in management and future research.  Currently there are over 400 caves and karst features in the Park.  Cavers of all experience levels are welcome, as there are a wide variety of caves at the Park and a large number of tasks to be done.

– Posted: 2014-09-07

Webpage

Project Information PDF

Map

Will Quast

Kris Pena

 

Nov 08, 2014

Nov 09, 2014

Devils River State Natural Area (Satan Unit) Karst Project

Location: Devils River State Natural Area (Satan Unit)

The Texas Speleological Survey will be conducting a karst survey trip at the Big Satan Unit of the Devils River State Natural Area in Val Verde County, Texas. The approximately 18,000-acre park contains a number of known cave and karst features that have not been adequately explored, surveyed, or inventoried for their resource potential. In addition to the known karst features in the park, the area has excellent potential for new discoveries. The area consists of an upland plateau that is dissected by several steep-sided and relatively deep canyons that are covered with rather vicious vegetation. We do have the use of a cabin with limited bedding and amenities, so most folks will need to plan on camping. High clearance vehicles are needed for traveling the back roads in the park and several miles of strenuous hiking are required to reach some of the caves and karst features. The park has several miles of riverfront on the Devils River affording some excellent swimming opportunities.

The trip will be November 8-9th, 2014. As this will be our second project trip to the park, the number of folks participating will be kept low until all logistical issues have been worked out. We anticipate that there will be a number of trips to the park over the next year or two.

If you are interested in participating on the November trip, please email me and I’ll put you on the list. We’ll probably have more than enough volunteers so I’ll be keeping a backup list in case there are any cancellations. Please contact me if you have any questions.

– Posted: 2014-09-25

Jerry Atkinson

 

Dec 12, 2014

Dec 14, 2014

Colorado Bend State Park Project

Location: Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, San Saba County, TX

We are helping document information on the caves and karst of Colorado Bend State Park to aid in management and future research.  Currently there are over 400 caves and karst features in the Park.  Cavers of all experience levels are welcome, as there are a wide variety of caves at the Park and a large number of tasks to be done.

– Posted: 2014-09-07

Webpage

Project Information PDF

Map

Will Quast

Kris Pena

 

Jan 09, 2015

Jan 11, 2015

Colorado Bend State Park Project

Location: Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, San Saba County, TX

We are helping document information on the caves and karst of Colorado Bend State Park to aid in management and future research.  Currently there are over 400 caves and karst features in the Park.  Cavers of all experience levels are welcome, as there are a wide variety of caves at the Park and a large number of tasks to be done.

– Posted: 2014-09-07

Webpage

Project Information PDF

Map

Will Quast

Kris Pena

 

Jan 24, 2015

Honey Creek Tank Hauls 2015

Location: Honey Creek Cave

Join this massive effort to further exploration in the longest cave in Texas on January 24th and January 31st, 2015. We need your help to haul dive gear and camping gear for cave divers Jean Krejca, James C Brown, David Moore and Matt Turner as they continue to explore the furthest reaches of the cave.

I am coordinating volunteers so please message me off list with what dates you can come. I am trying to recruit 50-60 people for each weekend. Come for one weekend or both!

Honey Creek Cave is the longest cave in Texas at over 20 miles long. The legendary Tank Haul trip includes walking, salamandering, crawling, and "The Mud and The Crud". The trip is challenging but very fun. Some people have done the trip in and out in as few as 4 hours, others take their time and take up to 12 hours. Average pace takes 8-10 hours round trip.

GEAR: Honey Creek Cave is a water cave and you will need a wetsuit and harness with d-ring to be lowered on cable down a 145ft man-made shaft. Bring a helmet and small pack for storing personal gear like lights, batteries plenty of water and snacks. I recommend wearing sturdy lace-up shoes, knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves. I also recommend storing supplies in a watertight container like a nalgene bottle. The packs of group gear shouldn't weigh more than 30 pounds.

– Posted: 0000-00-00

Facebook Event Page

Ellie Watson

 

Jan 31, 2015

Honey Creek Tank Hauls 2015

Location: Honey Creek Cave

Join this massive effort to further exploration in the longest cave in Texas on January 24th and January 31st, 2015. We need your help to haul dive gear and camping gear for cave divers Jean Krejca, James C Brown, David Moore and Matt Turner as they continue to explore the furthest reaches of the cave.

I am coordinating volunteers so please message me off list with what dates you can come. I am trying to recruit 50-60 people for each weekend. Come for one weekend or both!

Honey Creek Cave is the longest cave in Texas at over 20 miles long. The legendary Tank Haul trip includes walking, salamandering, crawling, and "The Mud and The Crud". The trip is challenging but very fun. Some people have done the trip in and out in as few as 4 hours, others take their time and take up to 12 hours. Average pace takes 8-10 hours round trip.

GEAR: Honey Creek Cave is a water cave and you will need a wetsuit and harness with d-ring to be lowered on cable down a 145ft man-made shaft. Bring a helmet and small pack for storing personal gear like lights, batteries plenty of water and snacks. I recommend wearing sturdy lace-up shoes, knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves. I also recommend storing supplies in a watertight container like a nalgene bottle. The packs of group gear shouldn't weigh more than 30 pounds.

– Posted: 0000-00-00

Facebook Event Page

Ellie Watson

 

Feb 13, 2015

Feb 15, 2015

Colorado Bend State Park Project

Location: Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, San Saba County, TX

We are helping document information on the caves and karst of Colorado Bend State Park to aid in management and future research.  Currently there are over 400 caves and karst features in the Park.  Cavers of all experience levels are welcome, as there are a wide variety of caves at the Park and a large number of tasks to be done.

– Posted: 2014-09-07

Webpage

Project Information PDF

Map

Will Quast

Kris Pena

 

Mar 13, 2015

Mar 15, 2015

Colorado Bend State Park Project

Location: Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, San Saba County, TX

We are helping document information on the caves and karst of Colorado Bend State Park to aid in management and future research.  Currently there are over 400 caves and karst features in the Park.  Cavers of all experience levels are welcome, as there are a wide variety of caves at the Park and a large number of tasks to be done.

– Posted: 2014-09-07

Webpage

Project Information PDF

Map

Will Quast

Kris Pena

 

Apr 10, 2015

Apr 12, 2015

Colorado Bend State Park Project

Location: Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, San Saba County, TX

We are helping document information on the caves and karst of Colorado Bend State Park to aid in management and future research.  Currently there are over 400 caves and karst features in the Park.  Cavers of all experience levels are welcome, as there are a wide variety of caves at the Park and a large number of tasks to be done.

– Posted: 2014-09-07

Webpage

Project Information PDF

Map

Will Quast

Kris Pena

 

May 08, 2015

May 10, 2015

Colorado Bend State Park Project

Location: Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, San Saba County, TX

We are helping document information on the caves and karst of Colorado Bend State Park to aid in management and future research.  Currently there are over 400 caves and karst features in the Park.  Cavers of all experience levels are welcome, as there are a wide variety of caves at the Park and a large number of tasks to be done.

– Posted: 2014-09-07

Webpage

Project Information PDF

Map

Will Quast

Kris Pena

 

Jul 13, 2015

Jul 17, 2015

NSS Convention

Location: Waynesville, Missouri.

NSS Convention

– Posted: 2014-07-22

 

Jul 17, 2016

Jul 23, 2016

75th NSS Convention

Location: Ely, Nevada

In July of 2016, cave scientists, explorers and enthusiasts will gather in Ely, Nevada USA to celebrate the society's 75th Anniversary! We hope you can join us.

– Posted: 2014-07-22

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Matt Bowers