Trip leader: Kevin
Attending: David and various other cavers.
Trip report written by David Hunter in 2016!
Caballo Cave is located in the Caballo Mountains. Getting to the cave requires a long drive on a dirt road followed by a long hike. Don't forget to pick up a permit before starting out...
Caballo Cave is one somewhat large room with various places you can crawl back and around. It has a few decorations but not many. Here are some of the better crystals.
Long ago there was a small mining operation inside the cave. I assume they were after nitrates but I don't know. The shafts are deep enough to require caution when you go in the cave, and I recommend against climbing around inside them.
Not surprisingly it wasn't a cave, just a deep shelter. To be a cave it must have a dark zone (an area that is dark all day every day). This may have been a cave long ago before the canyon cut through it.
The ocotillo grows little bitty leaves during the monsoon season. The rest of the year it appears to be dead. And all year its thorns lie in wait for passing cavers.