La Cueva Hike & the Real Story of the Hermit

6:00 p.m. – A hike will be conducted La Cueva to showcase the dwelling of a famous monk.

7:30 p.m. – At the La Cueva Amphitheatre, Author David Thomas will make a special presentation on

his book: Giovanni Maria de Agostini, Wonder of the Century: The Astonishing World Traveler Who

Was a Hermit.

This event is free and open to the public. There is a $5 entrance fee per vehicle to enter Dripping Springs Natural Area.

For more information, contact the BLM Las Cruces District Office at 575-525- 4300, or the Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks at

The book is available for advance purchase on our website: