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June 2020

Introductory Trip

June 13, 2020

Please join us for our monthly introductory caving trip. We will meet at the NSS headquarters at 8 AM. Please let me know if you plan to attend.

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Vertical Trip – Wilkinson Hollow Horror Hole

June 20, 2020

Please join us for our monthly vertical caving trip. We will meet at the NSS headquarters at 8 AM. Please let me know if you plan to attend.

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July 2020

Horizontal Trip – Bible Springs

July 11, 2020

Please join us for our monthly horizontal caving trip. We will meet at the NSS headquarters at 8 AM. Please let me know if you plan to attend.

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September 2020

Grotto Campout – Tumbling Rock

September 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Tumbling Rock Cave

Please join us for the grotto campout at Tumbling Rock. We will be hanging out most of the weekend and likely caving quite a bit!

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Vertical Trip – Lacey Pot

September 19, 2020

Please join us for our monthly vertical caving trip. We will meet at the NSS headquarters at 8 AM. Please let me know if you plan to attend.

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October 2020

October Grotto Meeting

October 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NSS Headquarters, 6001 Pulaski Pike
Huntsville, AL 35810 United States

We will be having an outdoor meeting at the NSS Pavilion!

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December 2020

Grotto Christmas Party

December 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NSS Headquarters, 6001 Pulaski Pike
Huntsville, AL 35810 United States

We will be having our annual Christmas party on December 2nd at the NSS HQ in the auditorium. We will be holding the in-person portion of our elections at this meeting. Email ballots will be accepted up until the meeting day and will be cross referenced against the in-person voting. Additionally we will be having socially distanced Dirty Santa and an extra hand sanitizer, masks-required distanced potluck. For more information, there will be an email on the grotto mailing list!

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March 2021

March Horizontal Caving Trip

March 6

The March grotto horizontal trip will be to Guffey Cave, near Grant, AL on 3/6/21.  It is a privately-owned, gated cave, and HG has received permission to visit.  It is a big, dry cave with little in the way of hazards or exposure, except in crossing The Big Fall room, which is where an underlying water passage crosses.  Meeting for the trip will be at 8 AM at the NSS headquarters parking lot, with departure at 8:30 or earlier if…

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Grotto Vertical Trip to Cemetery Pit – March 20

March 20

The Grotto will be leading a trip to Cemetery Pit on the 20th of March.  Cemetery Pit is located on the SCCi's Fox Mountain Preserve and a permit signature is required to participate.  The permit number is available on request.  The cave has a 150' entrance pit and then two miles of lower passage in various levels and shapes.  Not a lot of formations, but lots of impressive passage and multiple routes. So it's more than a pit bounce.  And…

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April 2021

April Horizontal Trip to Doc’s Delight

April 10

The April Horizontal trip will be on the 10th of April and will be going to Doc's Delight Cave, on the south side of the river on Brindlee Mountain.  Access is from the top of the mountain and will be a half-mile hike down to it, partly through some thick stuff in a former clear-cut area.  Near the entrance is a tricky vertical climb down that requires some equipment aids to navigate in/out.  The cave divides into "near" and "far"…

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