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Bentley's Cave "Beginner's Trip" for MET Grotto members only..

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Ok beginner cavers...Here is a wonderful cave trip in upstate NY east of Albany/Troy ..

I will be only taking 7 Met Grotto members to this wonderful cave..so there will only be a total of 8 on this trip including myself....The plan is to meet @ Stewart's Shop in Berlin NY @10 am "SHARP"...get there a little early...because I will be pulling out @ 10 am...The cave is less then a 1/4 mile from there...Parking space is on a uphill with not much room. There is space for about 4-5 cars...(CARPOOLING is Best)..

Expect to hike up a hill that is about a 1/4 mile up...Easy....but not if you are OUT OF shape.. This is January and there is a chance of snow on the ground...so be prepared ..You can either change by the parking lot or up by the cave..

About "BENTLEY's cave.....It has about a 1000 feet of passage...From tall ceilings..to wet crawls on your hands and knees...There are some nice climbs also...I will take tons of Pictures....If you plan on bringing a camera...make sure its "WATER PROOF"...or protect it very good...There is mud also inside the cave...the wet crawl has about 2 inches of water...if you choose to wear a wet suit that is fine...

Only "RSVP" if you are sure you can make it to this MEET UP...

There is a list of things you will need for this trip...

I prefer that you text me first....Then I will call you and give you a list of things you will need for your trip (HELMET/LIGHTS/etc...)

...For those coming out of the NYC area...the drive is about 3 hrs...

After we finish are trip...We will head over to Brown's Brewing Co. in Troy NY for some great food and ice cold beer...This is on are way home...