Caney Mountain Conservation Area

Apologies to those of you who tried to click on this post earlier in the week only to be met with an error message! (That post has now been deleted.) Our hosting company switched servers on us without giving us advanced notice so some things got a little messed up before Richard had a chance to sort it all out. (Now I have to try and remember what I wrote!)

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Caney Mountain

With two seriously grumpy children (Hannah and Caleb) on Wednesday, Richard and I decided by 10:30am that it was time to bundle everyone up and head out for a walk. He quickly seasoned the meat (lamb) and put it in the oven so it would be ready to eat when we got home whilst I got everything else sorted. Caney Mountain Conservation Area is just over 20 miles south of us but this was our first visit. Needless to say we were the only ones there! This time though we were armed with a map! Don’t look so surprised!


We decided to take the Bear Cave Mountain trail to find the cave. Hah! We followed the trail until it ended at the pond above. Where was the cave? Looking at the map again, Richard decided we had come too far and so we headed back finding a fork that went off left. Walked a little ways but then decided to go back down the hill to see if there were any clues there. Nothing! Back up the hill again to follow the second trail a little further. After no success Richard took us across the woods thinking that we would be able to “catch” the original trail but there was a ravine so we had to climb up again. We then came to this. (Picture below.) Was this the cave, now fallen in? If anybody in the know is reading this please get in touch.


Back at the top, the kids did come climbing:


Driving around the area there were some incredible views! A little bleak at this time of year but still caused us to go “Wow!”


On our way out we, under my direction, took a wrong turn and came upon this! Oh no! How were we going to get out? Were we shut in? After a few heart stopping moments, Richard realized our error, we turned around and went out the main entrance!


Home to what we all agreed was some incredibly delicious barbecued lamb. My man can cook well!



2 Responses to “Caney Mountain Conservation Area”

  1. Robby says:

    The cave is to the right of the trail when coming from the main road. Some maps show it to the left. That is incorrect. The cave is located at the bottom of a narrow crevice just wide enough to climb down into. One would need to crawl to enter the cave. I climbed down to the bottom of the crevice but just looked into the cave. I’m not sure how far back it goes.

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