Saturday, February 25, 2012

Kartchner Caverns Continues


Thought I should update the blog before it gets too far behind again.

We have started to move into the busy season here at Kartchner Caverns. The campground gets sold out even during mid-week. The Cavern Tours are now selling out days in advance and ever tour is full. Everyone says that the really busy time will be in March when ever school in Arizona has Spring Break.

The biggest news of the past two weeks was SNOW! I walked out of the 80+ degree cavern into snow blowing sideways. The snow lasted about a half hour and was followed by another half hour of rain to wash it all away. This part of Arizona remains in a severe drought. We have only had a few nights of rain since we arrived back on New Years Eve.

We continue to have a steady stream of visitors. It is so good to reconnect with people we have met while on the road, some of whom we haven’t seen for a couple of years.

Birding Notes:

Our bird list continues to grow. In the past two weeks we have added Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Northern Beardless-tyrannulet, and Vermillion Flycatcher. The Rufous-crowned Sparrow has learned that there is condensation on the outside of the door used to enter the Caverns and between tours he will come by to get a drink of water.


  1. I would be spending a lot of time in the cave while it is snowing:)

  2. Jack and I are still planning on coming for a visit!! Don't give up on us! :)

  3. nice to hear from you again!!..I am sure the days are flying by!!

  4. Sounds like you are still enjoying yourselves there!

  5. The night skies are great there. Have you been enjoying the alignment of Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and the moon? It has been spectacular. Tonight Venus and the moon will be paired closely. Enjoy the busy days!

  6. WHAT AN AMAZING about a picture speaking volumes this one needs to be on the cover of a Southwestern Travel book.
    Hugs Cecilia