Caving

The Troll’s Demise – A cave fable

The Troll’s Demise is a cave fable by Dan Otero. This short film chronicles the last hours of the Tall True Tree Troll, as he’s turned to stone by Trogla, a stone golem of the northern New Mexico Lapidolite mine. Caught up in the saga is professor Roberts, a UNM geology professor touring and discussing … Continue reading »

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Caves of the ancient Delaware Basin – 10/1/13

During the Permian period, about 250 million years ago, the Guadalupe mountains in southern New Mexico served as the northern coastline for an inland sea, now called the Delaware Basin. The marine life of this era formed a coral reef called the Capitan reef, which contained bryozoans (Moss-like invertebrates), sponges, and other micro-organisms. Millions of … Continue reading »

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Elevation Episode 1 – Fifty

Rappelling into their 50th cave, the New Mexico Digital crew begins the Elevation series with Episode 1:  Fifty.  (YouTube Full Elevation Series) This spring 2012 trip focused on vertical SRT rope-work, and featured Yancy Jubal taking photos with his nifty Canon 60D DSLR.    The NMD team of Mike, DanO, and Justin worked with Phyllis … Continue reading »

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Elevation episode 2 – Dos Cuevas (two caves)

Elevation: Episode 2 – Dos Cuevas (two caves) Join the New Mexico Underground (NMU) team as they hike to a remote location at about 9,000′ elevation. They explore 2 nearby caves and do some rope work, rappelling, ascending, and documenting underground. Release date: 3/3/13 Total running time: 14 min Produced by New Mexico Digital Directed … Continue reading »

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Elevation episode 8 – Kid Cavin’

Join Mike and DanO as they take Ollie on a caving adventure in southern New Mexico.   This 10 minute episode of Elevation features the joy and adventure of Kid Cavin.    Along the way, the crew does some exploration for new caves, encounters a New Mexico monsoon, and sees some exciting new fauna. With … Continue reading »

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