August Members Meeting

Friendly reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug 25th, at 7:30 pm is the members meeting.

Members Meeting (7:30pm – 9:00pm)

345 Middlefield Rd. Menlo Park, CA
This month’s presentation (25min) will be a video on Hidden Cave provided to us by Matt Bowers.
Hidden Cave is an archaeological site which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in 1972, as part of Grimes Point. It is located seven miles east of Fallon, NV on the north side of U.S. Highway 50.

The cave itself was formed around 21,000 years ago by the waves of rising Pleistocene Lake Lahontan. In the mid-1920’s, the cave was found by four school boys, the first 20th century humans to do so. The cave has been excavated by archaeologists three times: once in 1940, again in 1951, and finally a large excavation in 1979-1980 by the American Museum of Natural History.  A high proportion of the artifacts found in Hidden Cave were unbroken and arranged in concentrations. That led to the conclusion that 3,500 to 3,800 years ago people used the cave more as a cache (a place to store objects for later) than for habitation.

  • Social / Introductions                      [7:30 PM]
  • Video Presentation
  • Welcome new guests/members     [8:00 PM]
  • Trip Reports | Planning | Sign Ups
  • Business Announcements


  • Exec Meeting (all welcome)           [9:00 PM]


We’ll be sharing recent photos at the meeting!

Whether it’s with the grotto, on your own, or with others; bring photos, cool gear, or anything that you’d like to share. We love hearing about it and we want to hear from you.

Pre-meeting Dinner (6:30pm – 7:15pm)

If you’re interested in catching a bite to eat prior to the meeting, you can find folks here
@ Jason’s Cafe
1246 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 9402

Post-meeting Social (9:00pm)

241 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Photo of the month:
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