Author Archive: Emily Gindlesparger

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Historic Shelter

Historic Shelter

September 6, 2012 |

Explore the natural and cultural history at Colossal Cave Just inside the entrance to Colossal Cave, we step onto the flagstone floor built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. It’s cool even with the desert heat outside: a temperate 70 degrees year-round, and dry. Unlike most caves that are formed by groundwater seeps, […]

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Elevate Adventure

Elevate Adventure

September 6, 2012 |

Explore Flagstaff’s peaks and valleys with boots, bikes & climbing shoes. On a road trip up to Flagstaff, you can watch the botany change with the elevation. Somewhere north of Phoenix, saguaros and Palo Verde trees give way to stunted oaks and acacia, followed by juniper and ponderosa pine as the road climbs up the […]

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