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UTAH - TIMPANOGOS GROTTO
OF THE NATIONAL SPELEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Spanish Moss
SPANISH MOSS CAVE
Michael Leavitt © - Used W/Permission
Welcome to the official website for the Utah Timpanogos Grotto of the National Speleological Society. Our website is full of great information and broken into two major sections.The first is the public portion where we concentrate on educating the general public about caving and stressing conservation and safety. The second portion of the site is the collection of information for grotto members only. Much of this great content was developed by members of the Utah Tri-Grotto membership. We invite you to join the Timpanogos Grotto and participate in our recreational caving trips, as well as our research, mapping, and conservation projects.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN OUR UTAH TIMPANOGOS GROTTO TODAY!

MONTHLY GROTTO MEETING

We invite everybody to attend our monthly grotto meetings. 2014 brings a schedule and location change that will be announced shortly. Here is what is scheduled for February.

NEXT MEETING: FEBRUARY 3, 2014 - Combined Meeting w/ Salt Lake Grotto and Timpanogos Grotto. 
Topic: Utah Cave Diving
Location: Ruth Vine Tyler Library - 8041 Wood Street - Midvale, Ut.
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

CAVE RESCUE TRAINING
Don’t miss the January 28th cave rescue training - DETAILS
UTAH CAVE WARNINGS

Caving is inherently hazardous. The information shared on our grotto website is done as a courtesy and we cannot be held accountable for for accidents that may befall you and your group. We do our best to provide accurate information, but we must remind all cavers... CAVE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

MANY UTAH CAVES...

  • Have large vertical drops or pits, that and require physical fitness, specialized training, specialized equipment, and specialized skill in using such equipment before entering.
  • Are very cold and wet, and require proper training, footwear, and clothing before entering.
  • Have very tight sections and are very mazy in nature. This means that without care and caution, it is easy to get stuck or lost which can result in the need for rescue or even the loss of life.
  • Have loose, rocky places in them where cavers may slip and fall, where rocks can easily be dislodged onto other cavers, or fall from great heights, which can cause serious injury and/or death.

SOME UTAH CAVES...

  • Are very dry and dusty and the dust is known to contain that which can cause respiratory diseases. In these cases, please use proper respirator protection to avoid serious and potentially life threatening maladies
  • Contain bats, rats and other animals. These animals are protected by National law and many are endangered, please use every effort to not disturb these unique animals which are highly valuable in out echo system. WARNING: Many of these animals may carry diseases, so avoid being bitten by them.
GROTTO PURPOSE

The Timpanogos Grotto was established September 25, 1974 as a local chapter of the National Speleological Society (NSS), “...to promote interest in and to advance in any and all ways the study and science of Speleology, to promote the protection of caves and their natural contents, and to promote fellowship among those interested therein."

GROTTO PHILOSOPHY
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THE HEART OF TIMPANOGOS
Jon Jasper © - Used W/Permission
 


Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time...
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