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Day trip to the Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves

by Administrator 31. December 2011 14:59
Day trip to the Arroyo Tapiado Mud CavesWe left Leucadia on a damp, foggy winter morning in hopes of enjoying some clear desert skies. Our destination was the mud caves at Arroyo Tapiado in the Southern Anza Borrego Desert. The Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves are the result of centuries of rain and flash floods which over time have formed an intricate labrynth of  tunnels , sink holes and slot canyons.  While we have been out to the Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves a handful of times, this time the plan was to visit some of the caves we had not yet explored. Once we arrived we established our "base-camp", donned headlamps and entered the first dark cave opening. Now if you have any... [More]

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Revisiting the Mud Caves in Arroyo Tapiado

by surfponto 4. April 2010 15:03
Revisiting the Mud Caves in Arroyo Tapiado04/04/2010 Tucked away in the Anza Borrego Desert State Park is a place that seems to have more similarities with moon, or at least what I would imagine the moon to look like. Arroyo Tapiado or "Mud Wall Wash" is an area of southern Anza Borrego that has some of the most extensive mud caves in the world. A few of the dark, twisting passages can be hundreds of feet long ending in rooms with two story ceilings, while other areas require you to suck in your gut and crawl on all fours. Archaeological excavations have uncovered fossils of mammoths, sabre-tooth tigers and other animals dating back millions of years which adds to the otherworld... [More]

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