The following is a list of events open to both members and non members of the grotto.  For a more extensive list that includes member only events/trips (that are not shown here) Click Here.  (You must be a current DCG Member to access this section)

Upcoming events

    • February 25, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Porter Pizza & Brewery: 6370 Powers Ferry Rd NW STE 101, Sandy Springs, GA 30339

    Come and join us for an informal social gathering over dinner at Porter Pizza and Brewery in Sandy Springs on a Monday evening. We will be enjoying time together telling stories about caving, some of which will be true. New members, seasoned members,  and guests are encouraged to come!

    Have a restaurant in mind for next month? Let Jon Zetterberg know!

    • March 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • March 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Brindlee Mountain Fire Station 1 - 4373 U.S. 231, Union Grove, AL‎ - (256) 498-3109 - (34.47079, -86.56802)

    Designed to instruct students in the knowledge and skills to safely climb and rappel using SRT with hands-on training in both classroom and field settings. Includes information on: rigging and equipment, climbing systems and their applications, ascending, descending, changeovers in both directions, and dealing with rope obstructions.
    If you want to start doing vertical caving, this is a great way to learn how to rappel and climb safely. The course is taught by the Huntsville Cave Rescue Unit in Alabama and as of this time there are 5 open spots.

    This is a public event, and registration is handled at the HCRU website. The DCG website's registration system is just so we can see who from DCG is attending, and network together as a Grotto.

    Full details are available at


    • March 09, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Little Coon Valley

    Join us for our March Meeting and Campout in TAG.  We wil be at the Little Coon Valley Campground.  There will be several caving trips this weekend as the campground is close to several caves. 


    This month's presentation will be given by Maureen Handler.  Maureen is a long time caver, cave steward, NSS member, Sewanee Mountain Grotto Member as well as countless others.  When Maureen is not working or at her Campground for cavers (Caver's Paradise), she is probably volunteering for the SCCi, NSS, SMG or other cave association.  She does still go caving.  Maureen will be talking about this year's NSS Convention in Cookeville, TN.  


    Directions to the Little Coon Campground:

    From Stevenson, Alabama

    (At the intersection of AL 117 & US 72, The Stevenson, Alabama Exit)

    Drive NORTH on AL117 through the little town on Stevenson. The highway will jog left in downtown. Note the Stevenson Train Depot on the left. Continue north, paralleling the railroad tracks for about 1.4 miles to Jackson County Road 53 (Google maps says 55, but that's incorrect!) on the LEFT. Be careful, it's easy to miss - you will immediately cross the railroad tracks, then the road makes a hard right. Drive about 3 miles. Look for Jackson Co. Rd. 54 in a right-fork. Bear right onto JC54. Continue about 7.5 miles to the campground, which is uphill, on your right.

    Some landmarks to help: On JC54, at mile 3.8, there is Cave Spring Baptist Church, on your left.

    About 1/2 mile from the campground, the paved road becomes dirt. Here the road parallels the riverbed. It will probably have water running in it with all the rain we've had. The campground is JUST BEFORE the first mandatory river crossing.

    Worthy of note: During the summer, this streambed is usually dry, but thunderstorms can cause it to become impassible for days at a time. This is why they put the camp BEFORE the creek crossing. Bear this in mind when visiting this area!

    This camping area is heavily frequented by hunters when it’s that time of year. It can be crowded during these times, and is first-come, first served.

    Campground: 34 57 00.5 N 85 59 16.6 W

    • March 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts -- 349 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA

    The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is the largest and most recognized name in adventure and environmental films.  This year's tour features a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking action, environmental, and adventure mountain films. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2019 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. All proceeds will go to support the Georgia Conservancy!

    While not specifically geared toward caving, the Banff Film Festival is all about the outdoors, and is always lots of fun. Several DCG members are going as a group. If you want to let us know that you're going too, sign up here! Actual event registration is separate and can be done at Cost is $32 for VIP and $22 for General Admission.

    • April 02, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1800 Northeast Expy NE Atlanta, GA 30329

    Presentation by Benjy Von Cramon

    • May 11, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Dirty Daves

    Stay tuned for more details
    • June 04, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1800 Northeast Expy NE Atlanta, GA 30329

    • July 13, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sinking Cove
    Registration is closed

    Stay tuned for more details
    • August 06, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1800 Northeast Expy NE Atlanta, GA 30329

    • September 07, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • John Maddox’s at the base of Pigeon Mountain

    • October 01, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1800 Northeast Expy NE Atlanta, GA 30329

    • November 09, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Scci Chuck Henson preserve at Johnson’s crook
    Registration is closed

    More details to come
    • December 03, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1800 Northeast Expy NE Atlanta, GA 30329

Past events

February 05, 2019 Regular Meeting at REI Atlanta with Presentation by Reilly Blackwell
January 30, 2019 Grotto Grub Get Together
January 08, 2019 Regular Meeting and Annual Member Meeting at REI Atlanta
December 04, 2018 Monthly Meeting @ REI Atlanta
December 01, 2018 Annual Horizontal Tumbling Rock Trip to the Christmas Tree
November 03, 2018 Smokey's Farm Campout/Monthly Meeting
October 13, 2018 Intermediate Vertical Member trip to South Pittsburg Pit
October 04, 2018 Tag Fall Cave In
October 02, 2018 Regular Meeting @ REI Atlanta
September 22, 2018 2018 Cave In Work Weekend
September 08, 2018 Billygoat Point Campout Meeting
September 08, 2018 Advanced Horizontal Member Trip to Steward Spring cave
August 07, 2018 Regular Meeting and Annual Auction at REI Atlanta
July 30, 2018 2018 NSS Convention
July 07, 2018 Sinking Cove Campout/Monthly Meeting
June 23, 2018 NSS HQ Workday
June 16, 2018 Beginner horizontal trip led by Amber G. (Public)
June 05, 2018 Regular Meeting @ REI Atlanta
June 02, 2018 NSS HQ Workday
May 19, 2018 Beginner Horizontal Trip led by Brandon (Public)
May 19, 2018 Georgia Speleological Society Annual Meeting
May 12, 2018 SUPERMEETING @ Caver's Paradise with Sewanee Mtn. Grotto
May 06, 2018 Combo horizontal/vertical trip led by Galina (Public)
May 03, 2018 2018 SERA Cave Carnival
April 28, 2018 Beginner Horizontal Trip led by Brandon (Public)
April 21, 2018 Tennessee Cave Survey Meeting
April 03, 2018 Monthly Meeting at REI Atlanta
March 10, 2018 DCG Campout @ Moses Tomb
February 13, 2018 Monthly Meeting in Atlanta

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