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!

Tag Caving at the 2005 NSS Convention

The following pictures were taken at various TAG caves at the 2005 NSS convention.  All pictures furnished courtesy of Dennis and Sharon Welch though some are taken by other photographers as will be noted on the individual photograph.  Ignore the date on some of the pictures, someone forgot to reset their internal camera calendar.

A special thanks to Dennis and Sharon Welch for getting the pictures together and to Rich Collier, Michael D. Smith, Daniel Veelik and Beatriz Farfan  for letting us use their pictures on the Maverick Grotto website.

All photos are © The Maverick Grotto and the respective photographer
All Rights reserved!

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A spectacular speleothem not far from the stream exit in Sinking Cove Cave, Franklin Co., TN. (photo - Michael D. Smith)

Cavers getting ready to drop the 227' pit into Valhalla in TAG Country. Maverick Grotto's own Sharon & Dennis Welch are second and third from the left. (photo - Rich Collier)

Corkscrew Soda Straw Valhalla - TAG Country - photo Rich Collier

Frog in Valhalla - photo Rich Collier

Salamander in Valhalla Cave - TAG Country - Rich Collier

200' Mega Dome Room in Valhalla - TAG Country - photo Rich Collier

Mud formations in Valhalla - TAG Country - photo Rich Collier

Sharon Welch on top of a climb in Valhalla - photo Rich Collier

Sunrays in Valhalla - photo Rich Collier


This page last updated September 15, 2012