Attend a Presentation on Fort Stanton Cave’s Snowy River Passage

February 11, 2013 / New Mexico, United States, North America
A Caver standing on Fort Stanton Cave's Snowy River.

A Caver standing on Fort Stanton Cave’s Snowy River. Photo via BLM

A presentation on the exploration of Fort Stanton Cave’s Snowy River Passage will be held on February 23rd at New Mexico’s El Camino Real International Heritage Center.

“The Most Remote Place on Earth: The Exploration of Snowy River Passage in Fort Stanton Cave” will be presented by Mike Bilbo, a cave specialist with the Bureau of Land Management.

At more than 8 kilometers (5 miles) long, Snowy River, a bed of white calcite, was first discovered in 2001 and may be the longest continuous cave formation in the world.

The lecture, which runs from 10:30 am until noon, will cover the history of Fort Stanton Cave exploration and cave geology as well as the effects of white-nose syndrome on bats and recreational caving.

Daily admission charges into El Camino Real International Heritage Center will be in effect on the day of the event.

Although seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, limited front row reserved seating is available in advance with a $10 donation to El Camino Real Foundation.

For more information on the event call the El Camino Real International Heritage Center at (575) 854-3600.

Remote New Mexico journey follows a dark snowy river [dchieftain.com]

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