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 & I spent our Saturday.
This was the easier entrance. Naturally we chose a different entrance that was further up & 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 & 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!
wow the Peppersauce Lake looks awesome, my Bro told me about it, wish to visit it soon..