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Mar 1, 2013 - Going caving in Maryland
Not many rental bus visitors know this, but Maryland contains 53 known caves, according to the Maryland Geological Survey. Most of the caves exist in the limestone or marble bedrock in the western part of the state, namely Allegany, Garrett, Frederick and Washington counties. If you intend to spend time visiting some of Maryland’s unique underground geological features, you’ll need a bus, charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from Bus Company Maryland. Taking a rental from Bus Rental Maryland ensures that you can travel in style and comfort to your destination, while your rental bus caving group prepares themselves for an underground excursion.
Crystal Grottoes Caverns is located in Boonsboro, the only commercial cave which is a short rental bus away. Discovered in the 1920s during an excavation featuring a large number of formations including both stalactites and stalagmites.
Another way to be able to enjoy the Maryland’s cave adventure is via grotto, a membership in a cave club. Providing rental bus visitors with access to Maryland’s caves located within private property. The grottos collaborates with landowners by providing cave management expertise and making it accessible for grotto clubs and its members. The clubs provide lessons on spelunking, vertical descents and caving equipments. Renowned clubs such as Potomac Speleological Club and the Baltimore Grotto have been rental bus preferred trips organizers to caves in Maryland and surrounding states.
Some of the caves rental bus visitors interested in caving may explore in Maryland with a grotto include Crabtree Cave, the longest cave in the state. Located in within easy rental bus driving distance in Garrett County, the cave has 4,200 feet of passageways, requiring about six to 10 hours to explore. Chimneying, crawling, squeezing and vertical climbing skills are required, making this a rental bus caving trip for the semi skilled caver. The largest cave complex in Allegany County includes Devil's Hole Cave, where vertical climbing skills are required to reach the floor of the cave from the entrance. The cave includes speleothem, stalactites and draperies formations.
For an interesting time underground in Maryland, allow Bus Company Maryland to help you organize your rental bus trip with a selection from their fleet of rental buses, and friendly, personalized service.