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Updated January 2019

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The Willamette Valley Grotto meets
on the second Friday of each month at 7:30 PM
We meet at the Round Table Pizza at 19121 Willamette Dr., West Linn 97068
The public is welcome to attend.

Please contact a grotto member to let us know you are attending, especially in the summer when some of our meetings are held at campouts. Chris Wiley, Chair, 503-380-7740 or the webmaster.

Contact Claude Koch, our current trip coordinator, for un-announced caving trips.
There is a trip most weekends, except during the winter months.

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May 2019

5th - Vertical Practice (OHDG)
Starts at 9AM at the NCRC training tower: 8550 SW Wickiup Redmond Or. (near Eagle Crest Resort) – Leaders: Eddy Cartaya and Neil Marchington. Prime vertical practice tower at grotto member’s house, Eddy Cartaya. We have the ability to rig several ropes at once along with waterfall tube passages, and crawling tubes. A very cool place to learn rope work in a safe controlled environment. Loaner gear available if you are starting out. Questions contact Neil @ 541-241-0127.

10th - Regular Grotto Meeting
Program: TBD

12th - Pictograph Cave (OHDG)
Trip Leader: Ron Delano - Out China Hat Road, nice cave with high ceilings and lots of breakdown. Also has the largest skylight in an Oregon lava cave, unless someone proves me different. Meet at Wilco parking lot at 9:00 AM. If anyone wants to continue to another nearby cave, I am happy to accommodate.

Most Saturdays and some Sundays - 10 AM Trout Lake Store, Trout Lake, WA.
Contact
Claude Koch for information and especially if you are planning on going.

June 2019

14th - Regular Grotto Meeting.
Program: TBD

17-21 NSS Convention, Cookeville, Tennessee

23rd - Twin Fault (OHDG)
Trip leaders: Mike Partridge & Andrea Voorhees – Near Crack in the Ground.

Most Saturdays and some Sundays - 10 AM Trout Lake Store, Trout Lake, WA.
Contact Claude Koch for information and especially if you are planning on going.

July 2019

June 29th - 7th, 4th of July Week - Speleocamp, Marble Mountains Wilderness, California.
Contact
Steve Knutson. Fire season permitting.
People arrive and leave at various times during the week.

12th - Regular Grotto Meeting
Program: TBD

13th - Pot Holes (OHDG)
Trip leader: Ric Carlson – Find and name your first cave! Lots of possibility for finding small caves in a lava flow. Good trip for children as well. Will have car shuttles for the hike to cover more ground.

20th - Prep Meeting for Regional (OHDG)
5–8pm. East Bend Public Library. Fine tune everything for the Western Regional. All grotto members and other volunteers should attend.

27-28 - Goblin - Near Trout Lake / St Helens? (OHDG)
Trip leader: Ed Kuedell – someplace cool in Washington we haven’t been, but Ed will get us there.

Most Saturdays and some Sundays - 10 AM Trout Lake Store, Trout Lake, WA.
Contact Claude Koch for information and especially if you are planning on going.

August 2019

9th - Regular Grotto Meeting.
Progam: TBD

24-25 - Poverty Flat (OHDG)
Trip leader: Neil Marchington - Southern Oregon Invert collection. Could be your only chance to see this cave. Almost never visited. Could be limestone or lava.

Most Saturdays and some Sundays - 10 AM Trout Lake Store, Trout Lake, WA.
Contact
Claude Koch for information and especially if you are planning on going.

September 2019

August 30th - Sept 8th, Labor Day Week Speleocamp, Marble Mountains Wilderness, California.
Contact
Steve Knutson. Fire season permitting.
People arrive and leave at various times during the week.

August 31th - Sept 2nd, Western Regional (OHDG)
Expo Center Redmond Or. Our big event of the year. We need all the grotto’s help to run this event so please show up.

13th - Regular Grotto Meeting.
Progam: TBD

14th - Charlie-The-Cave (OHDG)
Trip leader: Neil Marchington - Multi-level gated lava tube a short hike from the cars. Gated caves are currently their own decon areas. Skylights, crawls, vertical.

21st - Siah Camp (OHDG)
Trip leader: Neil Marchington - and maybe others helping on trips. Gateway to the many caves on Sheridan Mountain

Most Saturdays and some Sundays - 10 AM Trout Lake Store, Trout Lake, WA.
Contact Claude Koch for information and especially if you are planning on going.

October 2019

11th - 14th Columbus Day Speleocamp, Marble Mountains Wilderness, California.
Contact
Steve Knutson. Snow levels and fire season permitting.

11th - Regular Grotto Meeting
Progam: TBD

12th - Jaunt Cave (OHDG)
Trip leader: Brent McGregor - Likely the largest scrolls in Oregon. Will hit neighboring caves as well, several smaller sized but interesting caves in the area. South of China Hat Road.

November 2019

8th - Regular Grotto Meeting
Progam: TBD

December 2019

TBD - Potluck Holiday Party and grotto meeting.

January 2020

10th - Regular Grotto Meeting.
Progam: TBD

February 2020

7th - Regular Grotto Meeting
Progam: TBD

March 2020

13th - Regular Grotto Meeting
Progam: TBD

April 2020

10th - Regular Grotto Meeting.
Program: TBD.