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Along the northwest face of Enchanted Rock, near the summit is Enchanted Rock Cave. Actually a capped crevice over 600 feet long with some 20 entrances, it is one of the largest caves formed within an inselberg mass. Although exploration of the cave is permitted it should not be done without adequate equipment. The absolute darkness and vertical drops near the lower levels of the cave make it very hazardous for amateurs. Formerly the nesting place for rock and canyon wrens, and a roosting site for cave myotis and other bats. Enchanted Rock Cave is one of the most ecologically damaged areas in the park.
I was just up there 3 weeks ago, and have been in the "cave" many times.There is not too much to it, really. I think a neater spot is to walk south of that spot for about 1/4 mile, to where a drainage runs between the main "rock" and the lessor hill. It's a neat and different way to go down, following that neatly eroded drainage. Exfoliation at work.Have fun...I love that place. A few weeks back I brought my two stunt kites up there and my brothers and I have fun flying them. If you are into that sort of thing, then I should add that my parafoil kite (Snapshot 1.9) was quite a load in the 25+ mile gusts. http://prismkites.com/k_snapshot.htmlVince
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