We all believe in giving back to the environmental community, so many of us have memberships in the National Speleological Society, Bat Conservation International, Southeastern Cave Conservancy, Inc., Georgia Speleological Survey, and Environmental Education Alliance of Georgia. G3 Adventures is also an approved vendor for the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, has a Right of Entry agreement to Crockford-Pigeon Mountain, a Georgia Wildlife Management Area, and is insured and bonded.
G3 Adventures began as an exciting idea shared by two women over a cup of coffee. In 2011, Christine Rose, aka Pebbles, and Amy (Ward) Gonzalez, aka Tiny, came together and began Georgia Girl Guides as a guiding operation based out of Cloudland Canyon State Park. Christine was working as a park naturalist and Amy was in the park office and an active member of the Search and Rescue Team when they saw that the dwindling state park budget meant they may be losing their jobs. They knew they needed to do something to continue to work at this amazing place (If you have never been to Cloudland Canyon, then go! It is one of the most beautiful places in the Southeast).
Starting a business, they quit their jobs and proposed becoming a vendor for the park. The park accepted and a true partnership began! Georgia Girl Guides began offering wild cave tours and guided hikes in the fall of 2011. In 2013, they began offering environmental school and scout programs at the park.
In 2016, Amy left the company to start a family and Christine became sole owner, having to hire guides to help out. After hiring two men, she thought it would be a good idea to change the business name to reflect the growth of the company and Georgia Girl Guides became G3 Adventures.
We have continued to grow and have a great group of guides that are passionate about their work with G3. You will often find us out on the trails at the park as we enjoy spending most of our off time in the woods and underground!
Dedicated to the Highest Quality Experiences
We take great pride in our reviews on Trip Advisor, Yelp, Google, and Facebook and almost all of them over the years continue to be 5-star ratings. We strive to be the best business ever and some of our participants contact us directly to tell us how much they like their experience.
Christine Rose, Co-Founder and Current Owner
Christine co-founded the business after seeing the opportunity for G3 as a Seasonal Naturalist at Cloudland Canyon State Park. With over 15 years of experience in the Environmental Education field, Christine has worked for Nature Centers, Parks, and Walt Disney World as an educator. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from The University of North Carolina at Asheville and a Masters of Science Degree in Ecological Teaching and Learning from The Audubon Expedition Institute/Lesley University. Growing up in New Hampshire gave her an enormous love for mountains and outdoor recreation that has continued to be a part of her life in the mountains of North Georgia.
Amy Gonzalez, Co-Founder
Amy co-founded the business after working at Cloudland Canyon State Park for 10 years. A long time resident of Lookout Mountain, she worked her way up through the park and became a member of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Search and Rescue Team. Amy has left the business after many years to start a family and we look forward to the day she lets us take her little one caving.
Jerry Wallace, Adventure Leader
Jerry was our first “Guy Guide”, although he refers to himself as the “Geezer Guide.” A long-time caver, and Fellow of the National Speleological Society, he is a wealth of experience and knowledge and has been working in the cave guiding business for over 17 years. When he is not underground, you can often find Jerry playing his didgeridoo on the streets of Chattanooga or showcasing his artwork in the local community.
Peyton Costa, Adventure Guide
Peyton is a current student at Sewanne: The University of the South. If you go on one of her tours, you will know why she was awarded “Best Laugh” in school. She is currently studying abroad, so while we won’t see her on any tours soon, she’ll be back to show you her amazing caving skills next summer.
Julia Yearout, Adventure Guide
Julia is a “caver-kid”,one whose parents are cavers, so she grew up going underground before most of use ever knew there were caves in Georgia. She is a senior at LaFayette High school, is active in 4-H, and is the Drum Major in the band. She is planning on attending college to get her Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Science and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. We will be devastated when she leaves.
Rachel Head, Adventure Leader
Rachel is a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. She enjoys being outdoors, helping protect our state resources through education. She also enjoys traveling and has been to Australia and Croatia, a long way away from her native Tennessee.
Jake Melton, Adventure Guide
Jake began his caving career in the depths of Pettyjohn’s Cave in Walker County, Georgia. Teaching himself and friends how to cave safely became a job when he started work with G3. He is a current student at Chattanooga State College and plans on majoring in Environmental Science. When not working or studying, you can expect to run into Jake on the trail while he is backpacking.