Central Oregon Subterrain is a blog about caving for the uninitiated spelunkers of the central Oregon region. It’s not intended to be a guide or resource on locating caves, rather an inside look on what it’s like to be involved in the caving world. I intend to record my caving adventures, discoveries, travels, news stories, historical musings on local caving in addition to anything else that strikes my curiosity. One of the main goals of this blog is to promote an understanding and respect for the caves of central Oregon.
My name is Matt Skeels, and I have been a member of the Oregon High Desert Grotto (OHDG) since 2003 and a member of the National Speleological Society shortly thereafter. Geoff MacNaughton taught me the ropes of caving and I learned to survey from Doug Marchant. I served as chairman of the OHDG for 5 years until I handed the torch off to Brent McGregor in 2010. My role in the grotto today continues as the newsletter editor of the Oregon Underground as well as webmaster of the grotto website.