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The Explorer 2010

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January Explorer
January, 2010

Cover: Dred and Kidd watch during an in-cave practice of the Balincaguin Conservancy Grotto, Philippines. Photo: Jerry Rendon.

This Issue: Carbide Calendar; 710th Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; Rope Practice with the Balincaguin Conservancy Grotto; One Last SW Caving Trip (William R. Halliday); Grotto Dues Renewal Form.

February Explorer
February, 2010

Cover: Jerry Nickelsburg’s enormous enthusiasm physically manifests itself when caving. Photo: Kyle Baker.

This Issue: Carbide Calendar; 711th Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; News and Announcements; Mountain Springs Cave map and report (Dell Quick); 2009 Mojave National Preserve (MOJA) Report (Bern Szukalski); Grotto Dues Renewal Form.

March Explorer
March, 2010

Cover: James Rice becomes entagled within a web of his own weaving (Jaime Lintemoot looks on from behind, obscured yet amused). Photo: Kyle Baker.

This Issue: Carbide Calendar; 712th Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; News and Announcements; Pisgah, January, 2010 (Rusell Harter); A Visit to the Sand Cave of Garrett County in Western Maryland (Dell Quick); Sand Cave Map; Grotto Dues Renewal Form.

AprilExplorer
April, 2010

Cover: Fearing a long winter, Pelirrojosaurus looks to eat a ground hog before it can see its shadow. Photo: Jerry Nickelsburg.

This Issue: Carbide Calendar; 713th Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; Tough Times Bring Tough Measures (Scott Schmitz); Caveside at Narrowford.

May Explorer
May, 2010

Cover: Russ, Betty, Nancy, and Daniel peeking out one of the entrances to Cueva de Tequila. Photo: Matt Oliphant.

This Issue: Carbide Calendar; 714th Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; Pinacate, Mexico, January 6-11, 2010 (Russell Harter); Cholla Cave map; 3-Hole Cave map; Cueva de Tequila map; Pozo del Tecolote Blanco map; Cueva de Calaveras map.

June Explorer
June, 2010

Cover: Kevin Westervoorde contemplates the juxtaposition of form and negative space in Hidden Pools Cave. Photo: Kyle Baker.

This Issue: Carbide Calendar; 715th Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; News & Announcements; Peter M. Neely, PhD., NSS #1130 Obituary (William Halliday); Hummingbird Trail Cave (Dell Quick).

July Explorer
July, 2010

Cover: Daniel Veelik and Rawen Balmaña releasing dye tracer in a virgin pool of Sto. Rosario Cave, Brgy. San Pedro, Mabini, Pangasinan on 14 Feb 2010. Photo: Jerry Rendon.

This Issue: Carbide Calendar; 716th Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; Are your digital cave pictures rotten when you project them? Hike O The Month (Russell Harter); Indian Cave #9 map; Crystal Cave Restoration 2009 (Kevin Westvoorde).

August Explorer
August, 2010

Cover: Kevin Westervoorde contemplates the juxtaposition of form and negative space in Hidden Pools Cave. Photo: Kyle Baker.

This Issue: Carbide Calendar; 717th Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; News & Announcements; My Grandpa Took Me Caving! (Destiny Barrios); A Little Conversation with Yaman Ozakin (Dell Quick).

September Explorer
September, 2010

Cover: Never before has a motlier crew been so enamored of mud. Photo: John Woods.

This Issue: Carbide Calendar; 718th Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; News & Announcements; 2010 Grotto Membership List.

October Explorer
October, 2010

Cover: Vance Nelson is all smiles whenever he gets on rope. Here he is seen participating in the ergonomic study for the Mitchell system in June 2010.

This Issue: Carbide Calendar; 719th Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; News & Announcements; Mitchell System Ergonomic Study and Grotto BBQ (Beatriz Farfan and Daniel Veelik); The Cave of Long Blades (Scott Schmitz).

November Explorer
November, 2010

Cover: “This is not the cave you’re looking for.” The crew stops for a rest before heading on to Cave of the Winding Stairs. Photo: Kyle Baker.

This Issue: Carbide Calendar; 720th Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; News & Announcements; NSS Honorary Member for 2010 - SoCal Grotto's Own Jim Martin (William R. Halliday)); Cave of the Winding Stair, December 2009 (Jerry Nickelsburg).

December Explorer
December, 2010

Cover: Ever the social butterfly Jerry Nickelsburg takes a call in Pinnacles Cave. Photo: Kyle Baker.

This Issue: Carbide Calendar; 721st Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; News & Announcements; A Message of Thanks from the B.C. Grotto; Holiday Poem of Dubious Quality; James Rice's Belize Photo Extravaganza.