This is the social event that kicks off the week! Cavers from across the country and around the world rarely get the chance to meet in the same place at the same time. The annual Howdy Party will set the tone for the rest of the week!
This year, following our traditional irreverence, we've renamed this event the "Donner Party Howdy Party"! That ill-fated group of travellers came through eastern Nevada before they headed across the desert to the Sierra Nevadas.
Many things are legal in Nevada that would make the rest of the country cringe. Most of the state is wide open wilderness. Several forms of "adult" entertainment are completely legal... and there is no closing hour.
So break out your repressed Burning Man and join us at the 75th Anniversary Convention campground party on Wednesday, July 20th!
The Hydrographic Great Basin is a 200,000 square mile area of the American West that extends from the Sierra Nevada Range in California to the Wasatch Range in Utah, and from southern Oregon to southern Nevada. The entire basin contains what's called an endorheic watershed. All precipitation in this region evaporates, sinks underground, or flows into lakes. No water reaches the ocean.