Public gets rare peek at Frederick’s longest cave

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Posted: April 23, 2013

The Winchester Star

Bob Edmonds (left) and Jeff Jahn, members of the Front Royal Grotto — a local chapter of the National Speleological Society — were volunteers for the tour of Virginia Cave Week at Ogdens Cave Natural Area Preserve on Monday. The two are standing at the entrance to Ogdens Cave northwest of Middletown. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Rebecca Stewart with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DRC) emerges from Ogdens Cave on Monday. Ogdens Cave Natural Area Preserve was part of Virginia Cave Week hosted by the state DRC and the Virginia Cave Board.
Dan Doctor (left), research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and a member of the Virginia Cave Board, talks about land features that include sinkholes, springs and caves with Doug Domenech, secretary of natural resourses for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Domenech was touring the Ogdens Cave Natural Area Preserve on Monday. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

MIDDLETOWN — The sound of Buffalo Marsh Run running through the darkness filled an underground cavern just outside of town, as area residents enjoyed a rare opportunity to venture beneath the earth…

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