Gifford Hole Cave in Dana Heights- Feb 17th 2019
The Dana Heights (Gifford Hole Cave)
Saturday Oct 9th 2004
Some know it as "The Dana Heights Cave", and others know it as "The Gifford Hole".
Here is what I have written about it in my cave log book:
I found out about the hole from an "old-timer". I was told that it was a hole in the ground that he and his buddies would climb down into. He said it would fit about 6 guys. When they worked in the area (Logging? Oil?) he said they would go down there in the cold weather to eat lunch. He said they did this back in the 1940's.
When I first visited this cave, there was old rotting lumber around the opening, that may have been a cover for many years (to keep the local kids out). There is about 216 feet of mapped cave here, with the possibility of at least 200' more, and possible additional passage.
My Gifford Hole Cave Map drawn in 2007
A cave trip from 2007
ALLEGHENY OUTDOORS PAGE