The Caves

The Caves are located near Picacho Peak in Arizona, near the site of the former Stryder Ranch.  Jeb discovered the cave system in the 1970's, when he fell through the roof of what was to become the 'big room.' He was the only one left on the Stryder ranch at that point in time, and so when he found his way out of the caves, he didn't have anyone to tell about it.  The caves are made out of lava tubes from a dormant volcano; when the lava flowed, bubbles formed, and when the lava cooled and hardened, those bubbles became individual rooms in the caves. Jeb put in work over the decades, expanding rooms and creating passages, so that what were once solitary air bubbles became an  interconnected  cave system. The caves are only a few hours away from Tuscon by car.