Welcome to the Lubbock Area Grotto
Lechuguilla Cave, NM
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Photo by: Hazel Barton
The Lubbock Area Grotto (LAG) was chartered in 1985 and has been active in caving, cave
restoration, cave conservation, cave surveying, public education and in exploration of
new karst features since the clubs inception. LAG likes to cave in Texas and keep in touch
with our many Texas caving friends. However, due to our isolated western locale, most of
our time is spent in southeast New Mexico. This karst region of New Mexico is only a three
hour drive, versus a five to seven hour drive to the karst regions of Texas.
LAG performs volunteer work for the
Bureau of Land Management,
The National Forest Service
and the National Park Service. LAG members
help other members with research projects which benefit not only the government entities
managing the caves, but also speleology in general.
The membership representing LAG has diverse interests. Besides the pure fun of exploration,
LAG shares cave related interests in surveying, mapping, biology, hydrology, geology,
conservation, graffiti removal, formation repair, vertical work, and rope safety techniques.