Caving Trip – Touring Anthony’s Cave
Oct 27, 2012
from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
|Where||Franklin Mountains State Park|
|Contact Name||Adrianna Weickhardt|
|Contact Phone||(915) 566-6441|
Join world-renowned speleologist and conservationist John L. Moses former General Superintendent of El Paso Texas State Parks, for a guided hike into Franklin Mountains State Park – Anthony’s Cave on October 27th, 2012.
30 year career in international mining and petroleum and 11 years at TPWD
Must have reservation to participate
**call: (915) 566-6441.**
10 Person maximum – so make your reservations soon!
- Location: 404 hwy – A ranger will leave the Tom Mays Unit entrance at 8:00 a.m. if you would like to follow (meet at the pay booth at 8:00 a.m.)
- Directions to trailhead: From Tom Mays Unit entrance, travel 3.8 miles west towards I-10; take I-10 North (towards New Mexico) about 8 miles and take exit 162. From exit 162 travel East (turn rt.) on Hwy 404 about 4 miles to the gate entrance on the right hand side – look for orange flagging on the gate.
- Length: 2.5 miles total / 3.5 hours
- *Difficulty Level: The hike to the cave is short but strenuous. We will be traversing over loose rock in sections, then trek up the side of Anthony’s Nose Mtn. side on an undefined trail to the opening of Anthony’s Cave.
IMPORTANT- Bring: Water, snacks, sturdy hiking shoes/boots, camera, binoculars, good head covering or helmet, 2 working hands-free light sources, gloves, trash bag (for the muddy cave clothes) and change of clothes for the drive home.