Rogers Belmont Articles

Rogers Belmont Changes Hands

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy, Inc., leased this cave in Virginia for a number of years. It had been a long-closed cave. Board Member Jeff Jahn and Front Royal Grotto successfully managed the cave with very few problems and with good landowner relations. Read More

Virginia is for Cave Lovers

Friday, August 12, 2011
The MAKC decided to hold its August meeting in Virginia for the second year in a row. Board member Jeff Jahn is from Front Royal Virginia, and the MAKC’s most recent cave lease is Rogers Belmont Cave near Front Royal. The year previously the board met and visited the property. The terms of the lease for Rogers Belmont Cave, once a very popular cave for Virginia and D.C. area cavers, include MAKC (via Front Royal Grotto) finding a new entrance to connect to the main cave. Basically, the cave had been closed because the owners were bothered by cavers visiting the entrance essentially in their backyard. It became a nuisance, and as a result, it was filled in/blasted shut. Read More