Published: July 17th 2009July 17th 2009
This is called popcorn. It grows on the walls of the cavern and is formed by the water pushing through the walls slowly and become what is seen here.
It is better than a 1/4 mile up hill walk just to get to the entrance of the caves. The tour is so worth it though. My friend who went with me on the trip has rods in her back that are ready to be replaced - so it was not easy for her. It took us a while to get to the cave and then she held onto my shoulders and followed me through the caverns. The caves have been explored now for better than a century and they talk about how the early tours were. I can't imagine going down there like they did. Often times women were in long skirts climbing up and down ladders.
Eyes can't see it all.
I was surprised when I looked at all the colors my flash picked up that I could not see in the dim lighting down there. They are in the process of changing out the lighting so it will be easier
to see everything. They did have the end of the cave done and it was like being in a whole different atmosphere for what you could see. Take lots of pictures - you will be amazed after wards. The flash of the camera makes a big difference in what is picked up.
Deep in the mountain
This step marks one mile above sea level and one mile from the top of the mountain. This is not an easy walk even with all the steps they have put in. At one point you have to get down and slide through a hole to get to the next part. Just like being 5 again.
There are more photos below