Caving and Geology at Valley of Fires
Instructor: Ed Woten
Days: Wednesday and Thursday
Dates: December 4-5, 2013
Location: Valley of Fires
Did you know that New Mexico has more volcanoes than any other state?
The Valley of Fires lava flow is believed to be the youngest lava flow in the continental United States. Study vulcanology first hand in this unique outdoor laboratory. You’ll find out what some of the types of lava are and how they form, as well as other igneous formations. Caving gear will be provided so that we can explore under the lava flow. Sturdy and warm outdoor clothing, good hiking boots and camping gear are required. Bring your own food. Entrance fee for Valley of Fires is $5/day for 2 or more in the car.
You need to bring food for three meals, camping equipment, 2 or 3 LED lights, plenty of water and a change of clothes to cave in. Helmets, headlights, gloves and knee-pads will be provided. Wear sturdy hiking boots and warm clothes. It will be very cold at night. Don’t forget to bring your camera.