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Forget about the Grand Canyon, Hawaii and even Disney. The next place to go is Carlsbad Caverns in southern New Mexico. It’s an immense space with minute details. The volume of “decorations” is overwhelming. They’re massive and delicate, tiny and forceful. They’re columns that are stories tall and formations that look like drippings on an […]

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Sinkholes Don’t Always Mean Catastrophe

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When you’re hunting for caverns–glorious underground labyrinths with features formed from rock and water–you hope to find a sinkhole. It means that the cavern extends–you’ve found a weakness in the roof; which is scary for your home, and kinda for a cave, but excellent news for finding otherworldly beauty. Sinkholes led college-age explorers to find […]

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And THIS is Why I’m Traveling Now

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It’s just a two mile round-trip hike to Hamilton Pool, an hour outside of Austin Texas, but it’s steep in parts and the path is an obstacle course of rocks and tree roots. It’s worth it: the destination is a swimming hole partly housed within a cavern, complete with stalactites and moss. While on this […]

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place at Blanchard Springs Caverns

After going to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, I didn’t think another cavern could take my breath away. I was wrong. Blanchard Springs Caverns in Arkansas is a living place, yet slow-growing. Forty-years of water impact creates a lesion on the wall smaller than a handprint and with less depth. The spires and formations are astounding, […]

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