What is caving?
Caving is the adventure of navigating or exploring a wild cave environment safely. It is only the first part of many other companions to the sport, which include photography, surveying (mapping), speleology (scientific study), and conservation. Spelunking is a term commonly used in the caving community to describe amateurs who explore caves without the proper gear or knowledge to do it safely. Hence the adage, “cavers rescue spelunkers.”
The caver community is very active. There are many organizations and groups for cavers to get involved with that achieve an array of goals. Cavers also hold gatherings and events all over the country, which allow for opportunities to meet people, learn, and explore caves almost
anywhere. The Louisville Grotto holds a regional event called Speleofest at the Lone Star Preserve. More events can be found here.