Tagged: Caving

CRF New Years

This is Bryan’s seventh New Years at Hamilton Valley, the Cave Research Foundation’s facility at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. For Mandy and I, it’s the fifth New Years. It’s become a sort of fixture in our family schedule. Mandy makes a big deal about having just the right kind of sparkling grape juice, which she []


CRF Annual Meeting in Missouri

Every year, the Cave Research Foundation’s annual meeting is held in an area where the organization has an ongoing project. The board has a closed meeting, which is followed over the next few days by open-to-the-public meetings and field trips and caving. This year’s annual meeting was held in Van Buren, MO, so we drove []


New Years at Mammoth Cave

On Thursday morning, we left for Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. It’s Mandy’s and my fourth straight New Years at Mammoth. Bryan’s spent six of the last seven New Years in Kentucky. We enjoy the company there as much as we like the caving. As usual, the New Years’ party was, well, subdued. There was beer []


Fancy Pants 5

Today was the 5th annual Fancy Pants trip, hosted by the Little Rock Grotto and organized by Aly and I. We had ~22 people attend this year and some folks broughthors d’oeuvre and sparkling grape juice to snack on during the pre-caving photo session. We split into three groups and headed in for a four []


White Nose Style

Recently, Little Rock Grotto decided it wanted some new shirts and several things fell into place nicely. * White Nose Syndrome was in the news * Brian Gould promised to hook LRG up with a great price on the shirts * And Aly came up with a clever design We took a couple of photos []


Happy New Year!

Once again our family spent the New Year holiday at Hamilton Valley with CRF/Mammoth and good times were had by all. Mandy got to run through the compass course before heading over to Adwell Cave to survey Roger & Lynn Bruckers new surveying course. Aly and I helped in varying degrees and our closure wound []