There is nothing more creepy than spending the day spelunking about in a dark, dank, extremely muddy cave. Which, of course, is how fiance, his 2 former roomies and I spent our Saturday.
This was the easier entrance. Naturally we chose a different entrance that was further up and was so tight you have to get through on a belly crawl.
Before we went into the cave, relatively clean.
Graffiti. Gangsta's apparently love the outdoors.
I wasn't quite prepared for this cave. Mud was mucked on everything. EVERYTHING.
The black abyss is actually one of many watery graves lakes underground. It was so dirty and dark I half expected the creature from the black lagoon to emerge. Or a dead body. Probably thrown in by the outdoor-loving-gangsters.
The most exciting part of the exploration: when a giant... thing decided to hang out in the tiny 40-inch sized exit/entrance way. Was it rabbid? Would it tear my face off? Would that be an improvement? Was it a monkey (Tracy's question-- he's a foreign exchange grad student. For all he knows, monkeys are commonly found in AZ caves)? A skunk/raccoon/possum...
It was a Coati.
We weren't as muddy as some of the other people we saw emerging from the cave.
We had to wash up a little in the stream just outside the cave before we got into my car.
If you plan to spelunk in Peppersauce, be prepared to ruin your clothes and shoes!
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