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!

Cave Without A Name, Boerne, Texas

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The follow photographs were submitted by Karen Perry for your cave Browsing pleasure.  Cave Without A Name is a beautiful commercial cave near Boerne, TX that everyone should see at least twenty times in their life!!!!!

I made my first trip to CWAN in 1985 when my daughter Jennifer and I took spring break and visited every commercial cave in Texas except Caverns of Sonora.  That was because of distance rather than shunning Sonora.  We finished our trip in Boerne and Sonora was as far from Boerne as it was from Fort Worth.

We heard about the cave from Mrs. Bridges, co-owner of Cascade Caverns who made a point to tell everyone on the Cascade Tour that they should see the other Cave in the Boerne Area.

We drove north on Highway 474 to the Kreutzberg Road where there was a sign saying Cave - Seven Miles.  We followed the succession of signs that if we added up the miles would have put us somewhere in Arkansas.  Finally we arrived at an old farmhouse with an outhouse at the side.  We thought we were at the wrong place until seeing a sign that said in cave - back at 2:00 p.m.

It was just after noon and we were deciding whether to wait until 2:00 pm when an elderly gentleman came out the front door of the apparent farmhouse and said;  "Wanna see my Cave?".  That was the famous Eugene Ebell.  We subsequently met Jolene who was confined to a wheel chair at the time.  CWAN quickly became our favorite all-time commercial cave.

Eugene, treated us to one of the finest cave tours that we'll ever see in this lifetime.  Who could ever forget his version of "rock music" and the "official" rest stop at the middle of the 125 step stairway going down into the cave.

Eugene and Jolene have left us for a better places but they will always live on in our minds while CWAN lives on within our lives.

- Butch Fralia

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The Christmas Tree and Queen's Throne Room.  In Cave Without A Name

The Christmas Tree before Restoration!

Karen Perry working on the restoration project.

The Auditorium Room after Restoration.

Another picture of the Auditorium Room after Restoration.

CWAN after restoration.

This page last updated September 15, 2012