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!

Honey Creek Cave, Texas

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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.

A typical passage in this part of the cave.

Charley 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 cave.


Geoff 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'.


This page last updated September 15, 2012