The Maverick Grotto

The Maverick Grotto

Celebrating 20 years as a Texas caving organization in 2006!  The Maverick Grotto is the local caving club of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Texas. We are dedicated to promoting safe, fun, and environmentally conscious caving.  Our grotto is an internal organization of the National Speleological Society.

The Maverick Grotto is inactive effective November 2009!

Black Cave, New Mexico

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The following photographs were submitted by Bill Tucker for your browsing pleasure.  They all appear to be taken with a Canon PowerShot S30 on 6/3/2005.  The larger photos have been downsized to 640x480 or 480x640 pixels depending on orientation.

They are from Black Cave in New Mexico.  This cave located in the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico requires a permit to enter.

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Located in the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico; to reach Black Cave you must take a long hike!.

Along the trail are many interesting things to see like this strange tree.

Dennis and Sharon Welch were along for this trip. In fact Dennis got the permits.

Dennis had the permits but Bill and Francie Tucker had the camera or we wouldn't have these photos.

It's a significant walk to reach Black Cave but once there it seems well worth the effort.

If only we had one of these in Fort Worth! We have some interesting storm drains with formations but not like this.

 

Bill Tucker looks a little awed by what he's seeing. After all, he's a cave diver not used to seeing this stuff.

Sharon Welch and Francie stop to have their picture taken.

We need more nice walking caves in Texas.

 

Formations in Black Cave, New Mexico.

Sharon Welch walks past formations in Black Cave, New Mexico.

Francie Tucker admires the formations in Black Cave, New Mexico.

 

Formations in Black Cave, New Mexico.

Formations in Black Cave, New Mexico.

Dennis Welch straddling a small stream in Black Cave, New Mexico.

 

Dennis Welch continues working way down the stream. Looks like a pumpkin shell over his head. Black Cave, New Mexico.

Formations in Black Cave, New Mexico.

Sharon Welch puts some light on the subject in Black Cave, New Mexico.

   

Sharon Welch, Dennis Welch and Francie Tucker at the entrance to Black Cave, New Mexico.

There used to be a lot of these around Fort Worth but I guess they migrated to new Mexico.

The ubiquitous cactus flower in the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico.

   

Roughing it after a long day on the trail, Dennis and Sharon Welch.

 

I hate it when there's nothing on Television after a hard days caving. Bill and Francie Tucker, Gadget (the wonder dog) Welch.

This page last updated September 15, 2012