CAVING I: Get down and dirty!!!

  • February 2, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This is one of our coolest and most fun events!

And, you folks that have never been caving/spelunking make sure to check this off your ‘to do’ list!!

We have knowledgeable guides who will go through caving practices, ecological practices, and safety-oriented instruction. So, if you are a newbie – no worries! Or, if you have done caving before -- it never gets old! This is going to be an AWESOME adventure.

**This event is guided by professionals. HOWEVER, there are some folks that are uncomfortable with the dark or small spaces. If this is the case for you -- do not sign up for this event!!**



9:00am: Meet at Shady Grove Metro stlation for pick up OR

9:45am: Meet at Clock tower off of German Street in Shepherdstown, WV (S King St, Shepherdstown, WV 25443)

2:30pm depart cave:  Head back to drop folks off in Shepherdstown,WV by 3PM .

Return to Shady Grove Metro Station by 4:00pm


PRICE: $90.00/pp (transportation cost - included. There is no discount if you drive your own vehicle.) Must be paid via Amazonpayments to RSVP! First come, first served.

WHAT TO WEAR: Did we say caving is a DIRTY sport? (Just my kind of sport! Wear your oldest, flexible clothing (get out that old nylon jogging suit) and old shoes that still have a tread-- something you're OK w/ throwing out!

WHAT WE SUPPLY: We will supply super stylish cavesuits (you may easily be confused w/ the local jailbirds). We'll also supply helmets with headlamps and knee pads. Don't bother bringing a flashlight-- you'll need your hands for scrambling!

WHAT TO BRING: MUST bring lunch, and two (non-breakable) bottles of water.

MD: Meet at the Shady Grove Metro station. The cost includes bus transportation back and forth to WV. Exit Shady Grove Metro and meet at the Kiss & Ride on the Right Side (That's the side where you'll see the parking deck, look for the green Calleva bus).

WV: You could also just follow the bus from the Shady Grove metro station. The cave will be Whiting's Neck Cave. You can meet at 9:45am at Shepardstown Clock Tower on German St in Shepherdstown, WV. If you meet in WV - you must be on time. The bus will not wait for you! Please let us know if you want to do this option.

If you are not taking the group bus from the Shady Grove Metro, we encourage you to carpool – save the environment, gas, money, and make new friends! Please put up a message either in your response or at the bottom whether you have a ride, how many spots you have, and where you are leaving from. If you need a ride, please put up a post or e-mail the folks that are offering.

Let’s get down and dirty! cool

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Was a great group and a lot of fun. Hopefully will see everyone again at a future meetup!

    February 3, 2013

  • Travis

    Hey, does anyone know how i can post the pictures out here?

    February 2, 2013

    • Mindy

      Awesome pics, thanks again! I was great meeting you.

      February 3, 2013

    • Travis

      yeah, was cool hanging out. i'll try to figure out how to link up the videos maybe to youtube or something... have a good weekend..

      February 3, 2013

  • Mindy

    Such a blast and everyone was so great! I love a group that has a great sense of humor and everyone was up for laughs all afternoon.

    February 2, 2013

  • Jen

    It was fun, just meeting new people, cracking jokes while belly crawling through tight spaces and getting wet and dirty.

    February 2, 2013

  • Carrie

    The bus is a small white bus in the regular bus parking lot

    February 2, 2013

  • Carrie

    If it's helpful for us to confirm, I will be there.

    January 30, 2013

  • Mohamed H.

    How many spots are actually left from people not being able to attend and what not? I've been wanting to go and I'm ready and willing. Can the group leader help out in determining if there are available slots and how one can go about paying and signing up? Would highly appreciate it.

    1 · January 30, 2013

  • Scotty

    All, I need to bow out of this excursion due to a can't-get-around scheduling conflict. If anyone on the wait list wants to buy my spot, let me know!

    January 27, 2013

    • Scotty

      Nope, no one else has asked about it. I'll see if the organizer can work something out.

      1 · January 27, 2013

    • Sean

      I was under the impression that someone else took the spot since I'm not able to sign up.

      January 27, 2013

  • Naya

    Hello all,
    I'm happy to buy your spot if you can no longer attend.
    Thanks, Naya

    January 21, 2013

  • Mohamed H.

    Hi guys,
    I signed up for this and paid for the trip. But i don't see myself as being on the list of people going? Was there some mistake that I'm not aware of?

    January 14, 2013

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