DOGWOOD CITY GROTTO
The following is a list of events open to both members and non members of the grotto. For a more extensive list that includes member only events/trips (that are not shown here) Click Here. (You must be a current DCG Member to access this section)
This month's presentation will be over advancements in cave survey methods and the Dogwood City Grotto's DistoX2 Loaner Program.
Recent technological advancements in both hardware and software have changed the way cave surveying can be done. Instead of straining to read analog instruments, such as a Suunto device, one can now use a digital DistoX2. This device uses a laser to measure distance, inclination, and azimuth with the press of a single button. The Dogwood City Grotto Board of Directors voted to purchase a DistoX2 as part of the grant program in late 2018 to assist grotto members and cave surveyors in the TAG region.
Come and hear how this device can be borrowed through our grotto's loaner program and used in conjunction with a digital sketchpad to produce accurate cave survey data in less time than traditional methods.
Photo by Ryan Gardner.
The 2019 NSS Convention is being held in Cookeville, TN from June 17 through June 21. There will be daily sessions and led caving trips. This event is open to all NSS members. Visit the convention website to register and for more information: http://nss2019.subworks.com/convention2019.html
The July Dogwood City Grotto meeting will be at the Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc's (SCCi) Sinking Cove Cave Preserve in Franklin County, Tennessee. This is a remote cove with many caves within walking distance from the campsite. There are horizontal and vertical caves for all skill levels available in the area. There is no cell service in the area. Be sure to keep an eye on the weather leading up to the event since there is a stream crossing to get to the campsite.
A PERMIT MUST BE SIGNED IN ORDER TO BE ON THE PROPERTY.
Once you register for the event, you will be sent the permit number and link to where you can sign on the SCCi's website.
Please contact a member of the Board of Directors if you run into any issues.
This is the big work weekend at the TAG Fall Cave In Site
We will be constructing the BIG Saturday bonfire and also build the Friday night fire for the TAG Fall Cave-In, perform campsite cleanups, and many other projects, Chainsaws are needed (along with proper safety equipment such as chaps and eye protection); also weed eaters & loppers for clearing campsites and common areas. As always, camping will be available and WORKERS will be fed (thanks to our wonderful work weekend food crew). Volunteers will also receive a super duper TAG Fall Cave in Gift. Hope to see everyone there!
While not required, RSVP is encouraged to help us best plan for food.
For Any Questions, contact the super awesome cave in chair, Tamara LeSage by email at email@example.com or any member of the Cave In Advisory Board or Grotto Board of Directors.
The November Dogwood City Grotto meeting will be at the Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc's (SCCi) Charles B Henson Preserve at Johnsons Crook in Dade County, Georgia. This is a remote area with many caves within walking distance from the campsite. There are horizontal and vertical caves for all skill levels available in the area.
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