Category Archive: caves

A Trip to Tucson to Visit My Sister

My sister and her husband, who live in New Jersey, had been planning to visit the Tucson area for a rock and gem show and so once we figured out the dates they’d… Continue reading

Guerrilla Art and a Hike in Franklin Mountains State Park

I stopped for a few days in El Paso to visit my friend Chrissy and as usual we had the best time. In addition to our usual activities of swimming, watching old movies,… Continue reading

St. Martins Sea Caves, New Brunswick

The sea caves of St. Martins were one of the places recommended to me by the incredibly friendly people in the Saint Stephens visitor center. These shallow caves are being continually molded by… Continue reading

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Part 4: Sand Cave and White Rocks

One of the things I loved about Cumberland Gap National Park was that once you got away from a handful of places, the park was relatively empty. Even Sand Cave and White Rocks,… Continue reading

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Part 3: Gap Cave

I will learn to use my camera to properly take pictures in low light. I promise it’ll happen someday, really. But unfortunately this is yet another cave I’ve been in where I can’t… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 17: Buggy Top BioBlitz

Our second BioBlitz was done on the Buggy Top Trail, south of Sewanee, Tennessee a couple weeks ago. With all the projects going on we haven’t been able to review and deal with… Continue reading

Visiting Friends in El Paso, Part 2: Hiking the Ron Coleman Trail at McKelligon Canyon

Chrissy also brought us to Franklin Mountains State Park to hike McKelligon Canyon, a steep hike up the canyon walls that offers spectacular views of El Paso and the surrounding countryside. About halfway… Continue reading

Carlsbad Caverns National Park: An Interlude

I woke up the next day very sore with some actual pain so I decided not to hike The Bowl, instead calling intermission and heading 40 miles away for a day trip to… Continue reading

Craters of the Moon National Monument

Craters of the Moon is a concentrated area that displays the full range of volcanic events, with which you all are probably more familiar with now than you might care to be. But… Continue reading

Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Or, An Excuse to Post Lots of Pictures of Rocks.

Newberry National Volcanic Monument surrounds the area of Newberry volcano and includes lava flows, obsidian fields, cinder cones surrounding volcanic vents, and a lava tube. From the highest point in the park, Paulina… Continue reading