Adam Wilson's Cave map

Adam Wilson’s Cave Map

Download my award-winning map for Adam Wilson’s Cave (a.k.a. Bonnie Hills Cave)! Despite being my first ever cave map, I won Best of Show at the 2020 Texas Speleological Association Convention.

Beyond the Dome Presentation Video

Beyond the Dome Video

Lee White’s historic climb of Dome Pit accessed the first new passage in Natural Bridge Caverns in over 50 years. This video documents the history behind this expedition, photos and drone footage of Lee’s climb, in-cave interviews with the owners of Natural Bridge Caverns, and lots of great photos of the discoveries from the expeditions.

Beyond the Dome Photos

Beyond the Dome: photo documentary of the first new passage found in Natural Bridge Caverns in over 50 years! See the huge rooms, massive formations, and amazing colors that these expeditions discovered.

Hierarchy of Texas Caving Organizations

Texas Caving Organizations: The “T-Organizations”

Updated: 2018-11-02 The Texas caving community has a plethora of “T” acronyms, collectively known by many Texas cavers as the “T-Organizations” (TSA, TSS, TCMA, TSC, TCR). Each organization has a specific purpose and its own special niche. However, I know many people who have been caving for years but don’t know which T-Organization does what or even which T-Organizations they joined. To clear up the confusion, I have created this definitive guide. If you’re brand new, let me start by

Cave Video Goes Viral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAY-t32vyds I made a video called “Tight Squeeze at Deep Cave” of cavers from the Greater Houston Grotto using the tiny side entrance to Deep Cave. The video has gone viral with currently just under 5 million views on YouTube and countless other views pirated by viral content sites. It all appears to have started when someone posted a short clip on imgur.com, then moved to the front page of Reddit and onward. Watch the video. Several people make it

Texas Cavers Calendar 2018

Texas Cavers Calendar

Every few years, Texas cave photographers put out a cave calendar. I was impressed with the photography and wanted to contribute my own calendar. I had a vision. I didn’t want a calendar of naked people who happened to be in a cave. I wanted the emphasis to be Texas caves which happened to have naked people in them.

TSA Spring Convention

Updated: 2020-11-12 For many years, I have been the de facto group photographer the annual Texas Speleological Association (TSA) Spring Convention. I gladly offer my services for free to this worthy cause, and apparently I’m well worth the price because they haven’t replaced me yet (other than 2013 when Jim Jasek did a specialty black & white panoramic). Click the pictures below for a full-size version. Also, be sure to check out the PDF files, which include a numbered outline

Geary Schindel

Geary Schindel Exposed!

I was Geary Schindel’s good friend for over seven years. I was his friend right up until this incident. Geary Schindel wanted the Bexar Grotto‘s Hydro-Geo committee to secretly give him $5,000. When we refused, he falsely accused us of misappropriation of funds, fraud, and laundering money. He then used those false accusations to threaten us with attorneys. That’s the short story. I’ll let you read all the details below, including Geary’s email where makes his false accusations and threatens us

Alpine Butterfly

Knots

Updated: 2018-07-08 Over the years, I have taught countless cavers, climbers, Boy Scouts, and others how to properly identify and tie knots. This is a compilation of my favorite caving knots along with detailed photos of how to tie them, including: Figure 8 on a Bight Double Fisherman (Grapevine) Triple Fisherman (Barrel) Alpine Butterfly Bowline Prusik Knot Water Knot Caving Knots Workbook Updated 2018-07-08 Knot Presentations In addition to the above manual, I have several PowerPoint presentations that I use

Ascending Multi-System

Updated: 2018-11-06 The Ascending Multi-System allows you to reuse components and easily switch among all major ascending systems: Frog, Rope Walker, Mitchell, and Texas. Disclaimer This guide is not a substitute for proper training by a qualified instructor. Your local caving organization is excellent place to start. Even if you are trained, always test your system on rope just above the ground to ensure it works and is sized properly. Most importantly, do not make the mistake of rappelling into

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Cave Video Goes Viral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAY-t32vyds I made a video called “Tight Squeeze at Deep Cave” of cavers from the Greater Houston Grotto using the tiny side entrance to Deep

Texas Cavers Calendar 2018

Texas Cavers Calendar

Every few years, Texas cave photographers put out a cave calendar. I was impressed with the photography and wanted to contribute my own calendar. I had a vision. I didn’t want a calendar of naked people who happened to be in a cave. I wanted the emphasis to be Texas caves which happened to have naked people in them.

Beyond the Dome Photos

Beyond the Dome: photo documentary of the first new passage found in Natural Bridge Caverns in over 50 years! See the huge rooms, massive formations, and amazing colors that these expeditions discovered.