Upcoming DC Grotto Meetings and Events


September 30 - October 2
Weekend caving trip to Hamilton and Trout Caves

We will spend the weekend at the PSC field house. The best place for a Fall trip is in West Virginia. We will visit Hamilton and Trout Caves on Saturday. Sunday’s trip will be to Harr #2 Cave.

Sunday, October 16 at 7:00 PM
Virtual DC Grotto General Meeting

This will be a virtual meeting starting at 7:00 for socializing, trip reports, and announcements. The program will start at 7:30 and will be a presentation by Chris Swezey on his research at Butler Cave in Virginia. He will discuss the age of sediments found in the cave. The link to join the meeting will be posted here and sent to the Grotto's email list a few days before the meeting.

October 21-23
Fall Virginia Region Meeting


The Virginia Region of the NSS (VAR) is a group of grottos in DC, MD, VA, and WV. The VAR hosts a regional meeting each spring and fall in various locations and there are usually 150-200 caves in attendance. There are led and self-guided trips to local caves, a dinner on Saturday evening, a party on Saturday night, and an optional business meeting on Sunday morning. The VAR meets are a great way to see some new caves and meet other cavers. More information, and a link for on-line registration, is available here.

Sunday, November 20 at 7:30 PM
Grotto Social Meeting

The meeting will be at Denizen's Brewing Co. at 1115 East-West Highway in Silver Spring, MD. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM. This is a relaxed informal meeting with friends, food, and beer. There are several public parking lots steps from the brewery. Denizen's recommends the Kennett Street Garage on the corner of Bottleworks Lane and Kennett Street. It's only a block away from the brewery and free after 7 PM and on weekends. Check the brewery's website here for more information and a menu.

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This page last updated or verified on September 22, 2022