The Good News: Caving To Resume

MAKC response to COVID-19: The MAKC recognizes the issues regarding COVID-19 and any impacts it may have on caves, caving, cavers, and bats.  Masks, gloves, social distancing, and CDC, state, county, and local guidelines are encouraged as much as possible.  Any travel restrictions are to be followed, as are the desires of landowners.  Where caving […]

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Silers Cave Schedule

2020 February Reserved February 15, survey trip. All surveyors welcome Reserved: Saturday, February 29, one trip open. March Reserved, Saturday, March 14, one trip open. April May June July August September October Reserved: Unavailable for the month of October.   Please read the Silers Cave Management Plan before asking for permission to visit. NSS and […]

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Silers Cave Survey

Silers Cave contains approximately a mile and half of maze passage. The cave was originally mapped in the 1930s, and again in the early 1980s, but the new owners of Silers Cave have requested an up-to-date map be made, and we are happy to oblige. A core group has already formed, but new members with […]

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Silers Cave Management Plan

INTRODUCTION The Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy (MAKC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania in 1997. The MAKC owns and leases several karst preserves in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The MAKC was established by cavers to preserve and ensure access to caves. We acquire and manage caves and karst areas for conservation, […]

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Silers Cave Trip Request

Silers Cave is a new cave preserve of the MAKC. The current owners purchased the property in October 2018 with the intent of reopening the cave to the caving community. MAKC is partnering with Sligo and Baltimore Grottos, both of which are members of MAKC, and Jim McConkey, who will serve as cave manager, in […]

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A Cave For Sale

Note: Please read the management plan before making a trip request. Kim Metzgar I was unable to go the Fall MAR Meet, held this year at the beautiful Rupert Cave Preserve in Mifflin County. However, Tom was able to go and represent MAKC at the event. As with any caving event for which I am […]

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