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Maryland Caving

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Crystal Grottoes
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Sep 24 2006  10:00 am
Registration Opens: Thu, Sep 7 2006 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Sep 21 2006 12:59 pm
Event Duration:1
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 0 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Crystal Grottoes, the only commercial cave now open in Maryland, is also one of the largest in the state.

we will meet up at 10:00 in front of Grottoes Cave for a Group picture. AT about 10:15 our tour will begin and last for about 45 mins. After we reasseble and the final head count is complete. We will conclude the day with an optional lunch at Pizzaria Uno's / Chicago Bar and Grill in Frederick.

Required Items to Bring:
10 dollars for entrance fee.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Additonal money for lunch

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Batimore and Washington:
Baltimore and Washington, take US Rt. 70 west to US Alt 40, toward Boonsboro. You will pass over South Mountain near the Washington Monument State Park, and descend to Boonsboro. Turn left at Rt 34 (Shepherdstown Pike) and drive 1.5 miles to Crystal Grottoes.

Depart 19821 Shepherdstown on SR-34 [Shepherdstown Pike] (east)
Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-34 [Potomac St]. Turn right (south) onto US-40 Alt [S Main St]. Keep STRAIGHT onto US-40 Alt [Old National Pike]. Keep STRAIGHT onto US-40 Alt [W Main St]. Ke
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