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CA: Mojave Desert’s caverns set to open after vandalism

(Sept. 25, 2017) -- Officials closed the caverns in 2010 after the two rangers who patrolled the area retired and were not replaced amid budget cuts.

LOS ANGELES — The isolation of Mitchell Caverns, the only limestone caves in California’s state park system, has proved both a blessing and a curse.

Hidden in a narrow canyon in the eastern Mojave Desert, the caverns that opened to the public more than 80 years ago are a lure for geology fans and outdoor adventurers. Their glittering passages and chambers are the main attraction of the 5,900 acre Providence Mountains State Recreation Area, home to ringtail cats, desert bighorn sheep and one of the only known colonies of Gila monsters west of the Colorado River.

Read the full story from LA Times.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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