Hesston Cave Articles


MAKC Proposal to Open Caves in 2010

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hesston Cave Access

Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The owner/cave preserve manager shall be informed of all trips to the preserve. To obtain access please send an e-mail to KEScaver@hotmail.com requesting permission and the date and time of the proposedtrip. Multiple dates are also excepted if there is a conflict. Please provide the number of participants in the requests and the grotto involved. During the beginning of the cave season at the preserve in 2009, trips may include an MAKC board member or the owner. For the 2009 cave trips to Hesston Cave will be limited to one to two groups per month. Read More

Merry Christmas cavers!

Friday, December 20, 2002
 The Mid-Atlantic Karst Conservancy (MAKC), a non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania has leased Hesston Cave #1 and Hesston Cave #2 (Isett Ranch #1), Huntingdon County, Pa., on December 20, 2002. Hesston Cave was gated by the owner, Dan Denton, in 1994 and closed to cavers shortly thereafter due to vandalism in the cave by a group of college students who drove up in a college van and proceeded to spray paint the college logo in the cave. In addition, vandalism of speleothems and several situations of unauthorized visitation contributed to the closure. The owner has agreed to allow access once more for studies and documentation of the cave. Read More