Sun, Sep 29 | Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


experienced cavers adventure
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Sep 29, 2019, 2:00 PM
Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve, 3900 Deer Ln, Austin, TX 78749, USA

About The Event


Please register by Wednesday Sept. 25th,   we limited pun inteded so register today!


**THIS adventure is for experienced cavers only. If you have been in Wirlpool cave, then you have graduated and can go to this cave with us! If you have been in any other caves where crawling or climbing and getting dirty was involved, please sign up**


if younger than 8 parents or guardians must attend.

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Join us for this journey into Maple Run Cave!

Expect a semi-strenuous climb/crawl, with a few relatively tight squeezes and a couple standing rooms for breaks before we get to the "bottom".  This is a "horizontal" cave, meaning we don't have to use any ropes or vertical equipment to safely navigate the climbs. its so neat to see where water can go, where lava has been, and the creatures that in habit the total darkness.

PLEASE BRING- Helmet, 3 sources of light, knee and elbow pads, gloves, pack with water, snacks, batteries, and pee bottle if needed.  Recommended- Jeans or other tough pants, slim fitting shirt that doesn't snag too easily, hiking boots or athletic shoes with good grip. You may want to bring a change of clothes to get home in, or at least something to cover your car seat.

TIME in CAVE: about 3 hrs. I but that's up to us. 

BE MINDFUL: We get muddy, just fyi, but not usually filthy sopping caked. One of the reasons access is fairly limited in this cave is that it is noted to have species of concern, meaning they're not on the endangered list, but probably should be.  So, putting some special care to where we step and crawl would be appreciated.  Also, don't use any bug spray before we head into the cave, which is good practice around here in general anyway.

WHERE: I will email those that have registered the exact directions. 

Just let me know if anyone needs to borrow anything; we have some extra packs, pads, lights, and even helmets.  Text or call me with any last minute concerns, cancellations, or queries.

COST: $25/each 

DISCOUNT:$20 for siblings and parents