We are coming together as friends to pay tribute to a true legend and pioneer of caving - Dale Green - caving for 60 years.
This is open to everyone. If you don't know him, you should come learn about him. We'll enjoy dinner and drinks as we celebrate the life of our friend and mentor.
We'll have a presentation, music, stories, and Dale's caving gear on display....
Please keep in mind that this is a restaurant. You'll need to cover your own bill.
It's time to test the caver IQ!
The Salt Lake Grotto once again is hosting the exciting and challenging caving game show: "Competition of the Speleologically Intelligent".
Once again, it's being held at Mi Ranchito Restaurant....
We will begin to gather and socialize at 6 PM. We'll get seated and get dinner going shortly after. Game show will begin during around 7 PM.
Everyone is responsible for their own tab.
Public is welcome.
Richard Lamb has kindly agreed to give us a presentation on cave diving and the discovery and exploration of Ichiban Cave, also known as Rick's Spring.
A modest Italian themed dinner will be provided! (Think Pasta!) Feel free to bring anything else you may want, along with any adult beverages you might want.
Dinner, Socializing and Cave Diving. What else do you have to do on Tuesday Night!
"Realistically, these guys didn't have any climbing experience," Uintah County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Brian Fletcher said. "These guys weren't prepared. They just saw an adventure and decided to try it."
Bats have a brilliant way to find prey in the dark: echolocation. But to many of the moths they eat, that natural sonar is as loud as a jet engine. So some bats have hit on a sneakier, scrappier way to hunt.
We will be discussing the LBCC Rescue. Every rescue is an opportunity to learn... What went right, what could have been better, lessons learned.
AND... It's time for the Salt Lake Grotto to inaugurate it's new officer, and re-swear in the old. Join us - with your caving helmet - for our traditional swearing in ceremony.
CAVING HELMETS ARE UNIFORM FOR THE CEREMONY...
We'll also be having a taco bar, so come hungry
We have fun opportunity on Sunday for anyone interested. This is good for beginners and seasoned cavers. We'll be hunting for caves in the Wendover area on Sunday, based on some leads we have.
Contact Rodney E Mulder via Messenger if you want more details.
Recall on certain Omega Pacific carabiners.
Join us for a healthy dose of holiday cheer Salt Lake Grotto style!
We will not be holding the event underground due to the need of countertop space for multiple food items and adult beverages. (Child friendly beverages available upon request.)
This will be a potluck style get together, so please post what you are able to bring. Plan on bringing your beverage of choice....
We will be playing fun caver oriented games for fabulous prizes and bragging rights. Practice your blindfolded and behind the back knot tying, and "bobbing for carabiners" skills!
I present to you: The Utah Caver Special Edition - Tribute to Dale Green!
Thanks to all you who contributed. And special thanks to Cami Pulham McKinney for her editorial work - putting it all together.
National Bat Week begins today.
National Bat Week continues...
Join us for an interactive discussion of basic caving safety and etiquette. No boring business talk. Promise. We will look at a variety of gear and knots used in the sport, and discuss the planning of future cave trips.
Looks like we might actually have a good location for Dale's tribute. What we are planning requires a venue similar to a reception hall, but that would cost a great deal of money and have lots of restrictions.The grotto wouldn't be able to afford to rent the location and do the other things we want to do for this tribute. Finding the right location has taken time, but we think we have a venue being offered at a great price with very little restrictions. The location is a bit ...of a drive, but we are aiming for a Saturday in later October - to keep it away from conflicting with warm weather outdoor events.
We don't want to be forced to compromise this event to be any less than it is worthy. There is no rush with this, and we need to do this right. We want to have it catered, beer on tap, live music in background, and the other things that come with tributes.
More details will be coming as this is finally getting some traction.