Ocala’s Hidden Gem

The River City Grotto Gang was excited on April 17, 2021. After long anticipation of hearing about Ocala’s Hidden Gem of a cave, the day had finally arrived to explore it. If you are in the Florida caving community, you […]

Reconnecting with Tucks Cave

March 27, 2021 It’s always upsetting to lose something, such as: car keys, a wallet, or even reading glasses (for those old enough to use them). Well, we lost a cave. Technically, we still knew where it was but had […]

Ocala Caverns-A fond Memory of Days Gone By

Feb 06, 2021 After groggily awaking to the sound of pouring rain and 45 degree temperatures outside, it seemed like a good Saturday to just stay in bed. The morning hygiene ritual was conducted without much thought before moving on […]

A Rescue at White Cliff Cave

Mike and Phil from River City Grotto (RCG) met up with Kat and Fletcher from the Florida Speleological Society (FSS) at the meeting place on Jan 16, 2021. We signed release waivers and went over a plan on arrival. There […]

A Trip To Remember

Three months prior to this trip, our September River City Grotto (RCG) meeting was held at Bold City Brewery. When our President, Mike Thomas, suggested having meetings at Bold City Brewery we thought we may get a few new folks […]

A Day At Jennings Cave

The afternoon of Saturday November 14th, 2020 was forecast to be beautiful. Members of River City Grotto were very excited, because we were going to Jennings Cave. Most everyone else was new to Single Rope Technique (SRT) and only one […]

Newbie Climb Day

November 5th was sunny with a slight chill in the air. River City Grotto used to do regular climb practices when Dave Obi was here. However, now we don’t get a chance to do them very often. The three very […]

A Visit to Hitch-Hiker Cave

River City Grotto Cavers were delighted on Saturday Sep, 26th, 2020. We had three brand new cavers and we were going explore Hitch-Hiker Cave. The first unexpected turn was they had logged some of the property, so the normal trail […]

A Little Caving Down South

The weather was forecast to be rainy and overcast on July 11, 2020, but it didn’t matter a bit to four motivated River City Grotto Members. We were out and headed underground! BACKGROUND:Carrie had talked with Lance Elder at some […]


Cavers from all over Florida were excited–calls were made, vehicles packed, plans were put into action, and anticipation was high. It was almost the first weekend in March and the Flint River Grotto was sponsoring the annual Florida Cave Crawl. […]