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Elevation Episode 7 – Cave of the Stars

Cave of the Stars (CotS) is not the official name of this cave. Neither is cave #45. Whatever it’s called, this cave is stunning. It was a 5 hour drive to southern, NM, followed by a 2 mile hike. Our campsite offered a humble creek to filter water, and some isolated, limestone canyon country to … Continue reading »

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Kicking the Footbag

It turns out that kicking the footbag before and after hiking miles with a backpack, is ideal. By limbering up the legs and establishing “foot-eye” coordination, a hike begins with the legs ready to go. Afterwords, the footbag loosens up the tired and heavy legs and eases out the soreness. Here’s a great video of … 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 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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