388 Coyote Ridge
Spring Branch, TX 78070.
Meeting Times & Places:
Trips are announced on an irregular schedule via the
TSA Calendar, the Texascavers
mailing list, and are held once a month. Government Canyon State Natural Area is
located on the northwest outskirts of San Antonio, Texas.
Find the intersection of U.S. 16 and Loop 1604 in northwest Bexar County
(clearly shown on any state highway map). Drive 2 miles north on U.S. 16 to the
third traffic light and turn left onto FM 1560 (there is a Shell station on the
corner). Follow 1560 for 3 miles to Galm Road. (Old San Antonio city maps may
show another Galm Road less than half a mile past the Shell. This road is now
named something else. Ignore and keep on to the real Galm Road.) Turn right on
Galm Road and drive 2 miles to the sharp left turn in the road. The gate to
GCSNA is straight ahead. Enter at the gate and then take the first right. There
is an unlocked gate that will need to be opened and then closed behind you.
Continue to the ranch house, where we will meet.
Marvin Miller for special access information if you cannot be there on time.
To find, explore, survey, and inventory the caves and karst features on
Government Canyon State Natural Area. Thirty-eight caves have been found to
date. Most are small, but the beautiful terrain and the reasonable potential for
something large keep about 15-20 cavers coming each trip. This is a good
training environment and everyone interested is welcome. The Project is
sponsored jointly by the TSA,
Speleological Survey, and the Government Canyon Natural History Association.
Annual summaries are sent to
The TEXAS CAVER. Detailed reports of
all trips are filed in the TSS library.