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Caves are cold, dark, claustrophobic, and often dangerous to navigate. But there are few places Italian explorer Antonio De Vivo would rather be. #ExplorerMoments 
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Grab your hard hat, head lamps, and spelunking gear as we get lost in a cave and travel through the largest underground river in the world in this week's Geocache of the Week!
How do you like to get lost while geocaching?

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Earth Cache GC2NTRK by Dragonfly E&N Difficulty: 4 Terrain: 4 Location: Yucatán, Mexico N 20° 35.259′ W 087° 08.061′ “Close your eyes. You hear nothing but silence and the faint sou…
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An experiment to get cavers talking about the election
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Adam Wilson -
Thank you. You're generous
and a scholar.
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Top 10 Places to See #Bats Around the World >> http://oak.ctx.ly/r/54rot #Halloween
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I guess I'm an astronaut in training! 
 
Some Astronauts Are Spending 6 Days in Caves to Train for Space
It's part of the European Space Agency's Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising, which forms the acronym CAVE.
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Sorry but they will don't descend 800m deep, the cave where they will go is not so deep :)
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The Nation’s First Tuberculosis Hospital Was Built Inside a Cave
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mammoth cave Kentucky did that
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A Gothic Palace, endless stalagmites, and pseudoscorpions wait within one of the world's most beautiful caves.
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The ceiling of Prohodna Cave in northern Bulgaria affords a peek at the sky via two deity-sized-eye-shaped holes.
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The National Speleological Society (NSS) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the scientific study of caves and karst; protecting caves and their natural contents through conservation, ownership, stewardship, and public education; and promoting responsible cave exploration and fellowship among those interested in caves.
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No. Thank you. I didn't vote for the new HQ
nor will I now support same. 'Swing away'.
It was meant to be.
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New Year's Eve Party
Members Dinner and fundraiser for the NSS
At the NSS Headquarters
Registration: $50.00 per person
$25.00 12 and under
Please register by 1 December
Open to all NSS members and guests
Dress is caver casual
Commemorative Cup and T-shirt

Featuring
Dec 31st New Year’s Eve dinner 6pm to 8pm in the ballroom Doors open to ballroom at 5pm for mingling.

Catered by Creative Catering of Huntsville
Carved pork loin and chicken tenders with honey mustard
Cocktail rolls, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables w/dip, cheese and cracker assortment
Potato bar w/condiments, spinach dip w/chips, cake
Sweet & unsweet tea, coffee, and cavers' favorite adult beverages!

New years party after dinner.
DJ music and dancing, 8pm - 1am
Champagne at Midnight
Camping included
Grounds open noon Friday to noon Monday. Toilet facilities available.


To register online, go here: http://bit.ly/2e4cX8B

Please register by 1 December; there will be no registration at the event.

This link will take you to the event registration page in the Neon Customer Relations software,
soon to be the new NSS membership system, if you already have a Neon account. If you don’t, you’ll
be taken to the login page, where you should click “Continue event registration as a new account.”
Your registration will create a Neon account for you, so remember your unique login!



Point of contact for event information: Fennigan Spencer, Event Chair, fennigant@gmail.com
For registration or other fundraising questions contact:
Bill Jackson, Fundraising Chair, bjackson.director@caves.org, 706-840-2619.
Supporting the NSS Headquarters and Conference Center
Burn the mortgage in 2017!
 
NSS New Year's Eve Party at the NSS Headquarters!
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Alex Honnold, Felipe Camargo, and China's Largest Cave

Two elite climbers conquer one of the steepest, most sustained routes in the world.

#climbing #rockclimbing
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New Year's Eve Party
Members Dinner and fundraiser for the NSS
At the NSS Headquarters
Registration: $50.00 per person
$25.00 12 and under
Please register by 1 December
Open to all NSS members and guests
Dress is caver casual
Featuring
New Year’s Eve dinner
Catered by Creative Catering of Huntsville
Carved pork loin and chicken tenders with honey mustard
Cocktail rolls, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables w/dip, cheese and cracker assortment
Potato bar w/condiments, spinach dip w/chips, cake
Sweet & unsweet tea, coffee, and cavers' favorite adult beverages!
Commemorative Cup and T-shirt
DJ music and dancing, 8pm - 1am
Champagne at Midnight
Camping included
Grounds open noon Friday to noon Monday. Toilet facilities available.
Doors open 5pm Saturday for social gathering.

To register online, go here: http://bit.ly/2e4cX8B

Please register by 1 December; there will be no registration at the event.

This link will take you to the event registration page in the Neon Customer Relations software,
soon to be the new NSS membership system, if you already have a Neon account. If you don’t, you’ll
be taken to the login page, where you should click “Continue event registration as a new account.”
Your registration will create a Neon account for you, so remember your unique login!



Point of contact for event information: Fennigan Spencer, Event Chair, fennigant@gmail.com
For registration or other fundraising questions contact:
Bill Jackson, Fundraising Chair, bjackson.director@caves.org, 706-840-2619.
Supporting the NSS Headquarters and Conference Center
Burn the mortgage in 2017!
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"Caves are whimsical things." - William Stone
Explore Pixelrichie's photos on Flickr. Pixelrichie has uploaded 814 photos to Flickr.
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The Executive Search Committee is looking for candidates to run for NSS Secretary/Treasurer. If you are interested in running or can suggest a good candidate, please send a note to the committee at execsearch@caves.org
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Iowa City Is Using Lasers To Map Its Abandoned Beer Caves
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St Louis MO area, close to Budweiser, that has two formerly commercial caves that used to used to store beer
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Jeita Grotto in Jeita, Lebanon
A monumental underground karstic wonderland is also the water source for over a million citizens of Beirut.
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Save the dates:
Friday December 30, 2016 thru Monday January 2, 2017
Inaugural NSS New Year’s Eve Bat Ball and Fundraiser
At the NSS Headquarters and Conference Center, 6001 Pulaski Pike,
Huntsville, AL 35810
It’s a party and a fundraising event for the NSS. Spin the Jim Wilbanks Disco Ball.
NY Eve dinner, dancing, band, DJ.
On site camping included with pre-registration.
Grottos or NSS members wishing to participate at a higher level contact event chairman Fennigan Spencer at fennigant@gmail.com,(205) 266-5088.
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The First Flying Subterranean Insect Discovered in One of the World's Deepest Caves
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