Activity: Exploring caves... of mud.
Difficulty: Moderate. We'll be hiking around all day in pretty brutal heat. Prepare to spend a long day outside hiking a few miles!
Join Chelsea, Jacob, Christie, and Connor for SC Outfitters Spelunking Journey II as we go on a day-trip, hike, cave exploring, road-trip… thing… to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. We’ll be heading deep into the park’s interior, exploring the park’s interesting geography, flora, and fauna. This is going to be a pretty casual trip, so we may stop along the way to do some day hikes. A large part of this trip will simply be enjoying the drive as we travel through the off-road desert trails.
Our main destination will be the Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves. This extensive network of caves extends from through the Arroyo Tapiado Wash, and we’ll be using GPS to locate and explore these caves, formed ages ago by subterranean tributaries! The largest of these caves are over 100 feet tall, and some extent up to 400 yards in length. Badda boom!
It will be VERY hot, so plan on bringing a gallon of water and lots of sun protection!
Meet: Meet outside the Lyons Center at 5am (yes, you can sleep on the drive there!)
Return: We should return by 8:00pm...if we survive.
Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members
- A headlight for the caves! It will be hard to carry a flashlight while navigating the caves.
- At least a gallon of water
- Sun protection (sun screen, hats, sunglasses, sun protective clothing)
- Daypack with snacks
- Comfortable hiking shoes (closed-toed)
- $$ for dinner on the way home
- A POSITIVE ATTITUDE YEAHHHH!