Sometimes geocaching takes us to new and exciting places; at other times, we end up in familiar places with familiar faces.

My Mother and I Standing near the Rim of Mt. Capulin

What a View!

My mother grew up in the shadow of Mt. Capulin, the largest perfect cone volcano in the United States. As a child, I was taken to Mt. Capulin every time we visited Grandma. Now, I feel odd if I visit family in New Mexico but don’t visit Capulin. Capulin is family.

I remember running around the rim and down the crater as a child. The thin air didn’t bother me. My mother ran after me, trying to keep me in view.

Now it’s a different story. My mother is still recuperating from a heart attack earlier this year; I definitely felt the elevation. And now, I geocache.

There are two geocaches at Mt. Capulin. Both have a “handicapped” option for those unable to complete the physical challenge of the caches. Both offer spectacular views.

Note: Bring sunscreen! We ended up sunburnt despite the fluffy clouds.


About scribedscribbles

Like most people, I hate filling out profile pages. Who am I? Well, I’m a wife, teacher, daughter, and friend. I’m also an intellectual, an introvert, a night owl, and a bookworm. I work with struggling readers and overachievers, ages 11 to 15. I take care of students, a cat, two rabbits, friends, and my husband. I enjoy geocaching, reading, volksmarching, gardening, crocheting for charity, lecturing, science fiction, learning, and teaching. My favorite colors are blue, green, and purple. I am judgmental, dyslexic, sweet, overweight, graying, short, generous, loving, supportive, and chronically early to meetings. I’m afraid of snakes, putting my head underwater, heights, depths, and failure.

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