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West Virginia, October 2013

On Oct. 10-14 ten Grotto members went caving in West Virginia.  We visited Benedicts, McClungs and Scott Hollow, for a total of about 24 hours of caving—almost as much as we spent driving!  McClungs with its vertical entrance was our … Continue reading

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Spring 2013

Well, Cavers, we’re heading into Spring 2013! There’s a great lineup for this year, starting with local underground activity between now and the Spring 2013 NRO (in May). Members are excited to keep helpin’ with the Berkshire digs, and there … Continue reading

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Trip report – Freedlyville Quarry

Last weekend, Boston Grotto member Mitch B. brought some MIT friends along for the Freedlyville skating trip. Each year, MIT’s Admissions people hire a few students to blog about their experiences at the ‘Tute to help prospective students get a feel for what … Continue reading

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December Trip Reports

Lance returned from Utah — reported briefly on trips to Main Drain and others (found three new) and an exploration trip to Neilson’s Well… and went cayoneering at Platt Clove in the Catskills. Grotto members continued the digging with the … Continue reading

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September Trips

Apologies about the hiatus! The Boston Grotto hasn’t been sleeping on the job! Recent trips to the Fall NRO, and Rusty Stove, Burroughs, and others, including Merlin’s Cave. An MIT group visited Crane Mountain Cave. A group from both Boston … Continue reading

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Trips, April 2012

April Trips: Merlin’s Cave – Bolting trip, and three led trips at the NRO. Members Tom Kinsky, Aaron Tester, Daniel Schott, Lee Nichols and Dave Crusoe participated from the Boston Grotto. Gulf Brook Trip – Hike up, ridgewalk, scrambling. Some … Continue reading

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Trips: March 2012

February 3 & 4: Overnight trip in Clarksville. Permission was received for two members to test their overnight packing and gear abilities by camping in Clarksville Cave. March 3 & 4: Bentley’s and Clarksville Cave, visited by a group from … Continue reading

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Boston Grotto 60th Anniversary Party

The Boston Grotto is 60 years old! We had a great celebration with lots of good food, drink and entertainment, and of course great company. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed to make this event a success!

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Schoharie County Fundraiser at Howe’s Caverns

On February 25, cavers Tom Kinsky, Aaron Tester, Keluo Yao and Dave Crusoe joined about 17 others from New York and Connecticut to raise funds for Schoharie County flood relief by participating in a mapping trip to little-visited sections of … Continue reading

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Trip Reports: December, 2011

Greetings, all! November and December 2011 saw quite a few trips to the Berkshires to explore and cave. The Coon Hollow karst was the destination of some trips. Members Tom Kinsky, Pat Conners, Aaron Tester and Dave Crusoe were active … Continue reading

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