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Offline 10ftTall&BulletPrf

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Caves?
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2006, 10:31:46 AM »
I just want you guys to know how much I appreciate your posts!

I am just eating this stuff up and can't wait to go exploring myself!
"You may all go to work and I will go to Big Bend" - If Davy Crockett were alive today.

Offline TheWildWestGuy

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Cave in Blue Creek
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2006, 09:10:38 AM »
On a hike from Blue Creek to Laguna Meadows I exited the main trail and went up to a large overhang/rockshelter on the NW side of the trail around ~5200' contour line.  You could see it from the trail and it was only a short distance away and higher up than the trail.  Looked like paleo indians had been using the spot but no cave paintings remained that I could find.  Lots of bear scat in the area. ... TWWG

Lemming_of_the_BDA

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Caves?
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2006, 04:17:26 PM »
Quote from: "10ftTall&BulletPrf"


I am just eating this stuff up and can't wait to go exploring myself!


When do you expect to be back in the park? It's only 108 days until I get to go again. =P~

Offline WL2

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Caves?
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2006, 04:57:28 PM »
I found another reference to a cave in BIBE.  It was called Knight cave.  A Frank Setzler worked it in 1931.  No mention of even the general area.

Offline 10ftTall&BulletPrf

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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2006, 08:27:48 AM »
Quote from: "Lemming_of_the_BDA"

When do you expect to be back in the park? It's only 108 days until I get to go again. =P~


Not soon enough.  :(   :cry:  :(  :cry:
"You may all go to work and I will go to Big Bend" - If Davy Crockett were alive today.

Offline WL2

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Caves?
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2006, 05:54:36 PM »
It is starting to look like I like caves, but the simple truth is I keep finding references to caves while searching for other stuff.  Anyway the latest is the Mesa De Anguila Sinkhole.  Some 180 feet long and 65 feet deep.  See the link below.  Do not know where it is but a good guess in up on the mesa. :wink:

http://www.utexas.edu/tmm/sponsored_sites/tss/index.html

Offline SHANEA

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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2006, 07:05:40 PM »
Quote from: "WL2"
Do not know where it is but a good guess in up on the mesa. :wink:


Don't worry, I KNOW WHO WILL FIND IT :!:  :shock:

Offline Bobcat

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Re: Don't Worry...
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2006, 07:11:35 PM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Quote from: "WL2"
Do not know where it is but a good guess in up on the mesa. :wink:


Don't worry, I KNOW WHO WILL FIND IT :!:  :shock:


Wonder who that would be :?:
Location Location Location

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cave story
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2006, 12:23:19 AM »
Interesting expedition to the cave at Aqua Fria:

Before a trip to BB in 2002 I  read about a place called Aqua Fria where there is a cave and cold spring.  There are also pictographs that have been sketched by Forrest Kirkland in his famous book.  My buddy and I decided to make an expedition and check it out.  Rangers told us that it was possibly on private land and be careful about not crossing any fences.  

We found the general location and set about exploring.  There was some mining in the area and a lot of the land was clearly owned by the mining company.  There were some old barbed wire fences that were no longer standing near the cave.  We went ahead and passed the sprawled barb wire and found the cave and spring.  The small cave had a thick layer of ash on the floor.  There were many faded pictographs.  It was a really cool site that was clearly an ideal habitation for indians.    We took some pictures & found a couple canyon lizards and started to head out.  About that time an old man in a pickup truck came storming down the dirt road.  We tried to hide in the mesquite brush but he came right to us with a shotgun.  

We explained to him what we were doing and how we had read about this historic site.  He informed us we were on private property and told us to get out or he would shoot us.  So we started walking our way out down the dirt road with the old man driving slowly behind us with the shotgun hanging out the window.  It felt like we walked 5 miles with that shotgun at our back.  We stopped at the end of the road and talked to the old guy for a couple minutes.  In the end we apologized to the old guy and we had a  laugh about it.  I'll never try that again.

 

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