Noelle and I have been wanting to get a new camera to take some high quality photos of our beautiful Sierra. I've been doing research online, but I find it difficult to make a decision and purchase something that I've never touched or looked at in person. Therefore, I was given permission to head over to El Paso to look at some of the cameras I've researched online. Since I was driving so far it was easy to justify doing something besides just going to Best Buy. I decided to head back to Hueco Tanks, a place that I haven't been to in about 7 years.
Only a limited amount of people are allowed into the park at any given time. I took a chance and didn't make reservations figuring a Monday in September would not fill up. My instincts proved to be correct and I was able to get into the park without waiting. I watched the orientation video as required and then inquired about an archeological site called Cave Kiva. I was given some directions to the site and then headed out to explore.
My first stop was a site just outside of the interpretive center. There were some faint pictographs scattered underneath a rock overhang.
The directions I was given turned out to pretty good. I followed a trail to a ridge, followed the ridge up to two landmark rocks. One landmark looked a bit like a duck, the other was supposed to look like an alligator, but I guess I don't have much of an imagination. Despite my lack of imagination, I was able to find the entrance to the cave.
My final stop on my visit was a walk over to Mescalero Canyon