Agogino Cave was named over thirty years ago after my father, an archeologist/ anthropologist from New Mexico. As the cave has never been fully excavated, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) tries to keep the cave a secret and restricts access. In Spring ’99, my family decided to revisit this historic site with my father. Even with the BLM’s topographic map, it was difficult finding the cave as the road to it had been washed out and was never repaired. It was also carefully guarded by a rattlesnake, which almost got my son, Adrian Agogino. He managed to escape by means of a dramatic backward jump over the top ceiling of Agogino Cave.
Feature photo (above): Agogino’s (Karen, George, Mercedes, Arianne, Adrian and Alice) at Agogino Cave.
Feature image: (left to right) Karen, George, Mercedes, Arianne, Adrian and Alice. Last updated: 29 Dec. 2015