This was our first glacier cave project. Losing the Sandy Glacier is like losing a friend. Oregon High Desert Grotto received an award from the National Speleological Society for our work in the Sandy Glacier Caves. We re-survey these caves at least once a year to track their rapid demise, conduct climatology studies, and collect water and microbial samples.
For more on this project, watch this award-winning Oregon Field Guide show:
Mt. Hood's Secret World