Been trying to see if i could find any spelunking sites that may say where we can find some cave entrances... but little luck as spelunkers like to
keep those secrets to themselves and to ward off amateurs for fear they will get themselves killed and then they cave it in to keep everyone out.
I came across this however. Which made me laugh when I read it.
link to site:
Caving, also known as spelunking, is the underground explorer's adventure. Exploring the depths you can see the magnificent results of nature's work
in progress—some caverns are eons in the making. Discover stalactites, stalagmites, bats and more. Spelunking opens an exotic, alien, hidden
But make sure you bring a sweater as many caves often stay a nice chilly temperature all year round!
National Caves Association
Founded in 1965, the National Caves Association is a non-profit organization of publicly and privately owned show caves and caverns.
P.O. Box 280
Park City, KY 42160
Phone: (270) 749-2228
National Speleological Society
With over 12,000 members and 200 grottos, the National Speleological Society does more than any other organization to study, explore and conserve cave
and karst resources; protect access to caves; encourage responsible management of caves and their unique environments; and promote responsible
2813 Cave Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35810
Phone: (256) 852-1300
National Cave Rescue Commission
The National Cave Rescue Commission serves as the National Speleological Society representative on issues of cave rescue training and operations. It
is a volunteer group developed primarily to train and track cave rescue resources throughout the United States.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
As you pass through the Chihuahuan Desert and Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico and west Texas—filled with prickly pear, chollas,
sotols and agaves—you might never guess there are more than 300 known caves beneath the surface. The caves formed in a fossil reef laid down by an
inland sea 250 to 280 million years ago. The park contains 113 of these caves, formed when sulfuric acid dissolved the surrounding limestone, creating
some of the largest caves in North America.
3225 National Parks Highway
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
Phone: (575) 785-2232
Located in part of a collapsed lava tube, the Ice Caves' temperature never rises above 31° F. The natural layers of perpetual ice glisten blue-green
in the reflected rays of sunlight
Ice Caves Trading Co.
12000 Ice Caves Rd.
Grants, New Mexico 87020
Phone: (888) 423-22637
PO Box 1229
Carlsbad, NM, 88221
Phone: (575) 628-0461
1816 N. Orchard
Roswell, NM, 88201
Phone: (575) 317-2155
Mesilla Valley Grotto
528 N Melendres
Las Cruces, NM, 88005
Phone: (575) 521-8630
1723 Avenida Cristobal Colon
Santa Fe, NM, 87501
Phone: (505) 989-4392
Pecos Valley Grotto
PO Box 2078
Carlsbad, NM, 88221
Phone: (575) 234-7403
PO Box 53183
Albuquerque, NM, 87153
White Sands Grotto
408 Southern Sky
Carlsbad, NM, 88220
I guess we could make some calls... inquire if there are any systems in or around Dulce since "that's were we are thinking of taking our camping
trip to" hint hint!
[edit on 16-9-2009 by Numb2itall]