As of January 24 2021, Tri-State turns the ripe old age of thirty five. It has been several years since I updated the History of the Grotto, so here goes. In the beginning there was Bob and Chuck. These two, then young and brave, were camping at Spruce Knob with their families. They found out about this place called The Sinks of Gandy. Armed with bowie knives, walkie-talkies, two used flashlights, and dressed in shorts, tennis shoes and wearing no shirts, they ventured forth into the unknown. The bug bit and two independent cavers were born.