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!
Photos from Honey
Creek Cave courtesy of Ed Goff.
Honey Creek Cave, at 32,101 meters is the longest cave in Texas.
At 37.9 meters deep, it's the 56th deepest cave in Texas.
It's also the site of this years Texas Cavers Reunion (TCR).
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A typical group of
cavers gathers for a photo at the tractor entrance. This
man made entrance was first drilled then blasted.
Cavers are lowered into
the cave several at a time. The owner leaves an old
tractor with a cable attached for the descent and ascent.
Here's what a group of
cavers look like as they come through the ceiling of the cave.
Our hero, Ed Goff had his picture taken in the
cave to prove he was there.
typical passage in this part of the cave.
Savvas and Bev Shade.
Bev Shade begins a climb up a flowstone
while Charlie Savvas looks on
Charley Savvis looks on as Bev Shade makes this climb
up a flowstone from a water passage.
Chris Krejca - in the
Hoese climbing out of the shaft after helping Bill Steele check
leads with an extention ladder. The shaft is steel lined
for a short distance down, then comes to smooth rock. The
remainder of the shaft was blasted. The total depth from
the surface is 144'.