His and Hers SinkholesWe
named these sinkholes His and Hers becaused we hid an unusal Geocache
at this location. It was a 2 part cache with 1 ending intended for the
ladies and the other ending for the gentlemen. It was not mandatory
that the finders be either male or female to find His or Hers. The idea
was that men tend to be more adventurous, so they would most likely be
more willing to climb down into the 'His' sinkhole to log
that cache. The ladies being less adventurous would prefer the
shallow gentler sinkhole 'Hers'.
The geologic ages of the 2
sinkholes are quite different. 'Hers' is the much older sinkhole as
noted by the amount of fill in the sink itself and the roundedness of
the bottom of the bowl, while the 'His' is very deep and ragged with
little smoothing to the sides of the sink, this indicating that the
sinkhole has not had the required amount of time for nature to smooth
reach this pair of sinkholes you will need to
travel along Houserock Valley Road to the Winter Road (also known as
the Honeymoon Trail). Avoid going when the road is wet and muddy or if
there is a storm moving in. You will need a high clearance vehicle for
parts of the winter road and having a 4X4 will help smooth out the
ride. We recommend that you plan on coming from the
south end of Houserock Valley Road as coming from the north end can be
quite the ride even when in 4-wheel drive. Once you get to the Winter
Road, head west and go up to the higher elevation. There will be a
small drive to the north that will take you right to the edge of the
'His' sinkhole (not more than 50 yards from the main road). Park here
and walk to the left of the 'His' sinkhole and watch to the left of
where you are walking and you will be looking at the 'Hers' sinkhole.
It is only about 15 to 20 feet deep.
The coordinates for where we parked are N 36° 56.319' & W 112° 4.506'
The following pictures will be for His first followed by Hers.
Notice our friend on the left edge.
Notice our full size pick-up.
Center of the sinkhole view.
Right side view.
Wide view looking towards 'Hers' just past the far rim.
'Hers' left side view.
'Hers' right side view.
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