Published: August 5th 2012July 31st 2012
Today we left Glacier and drove about 5 hours to the Lewis and Clark Caverns. We arrived at our campsite around 3:30 pm. Located in a very dry desert area of Montana, it was hot! Over 30 degrees Celsius. We unhooked the trailer, climbed back in the air conditioned truck and headed for somewhere cool -- the caverns. It seemed like a good plan ... but before we got to go underground, we had to walk up a very steep hill (a 500 ft gain) for nearly a half hour in the very hot sun. The tour through the caverns was incredible and deliciously cool! We’ve been through the caves twice before and they are still a thrill. The caves are filled with stalactites and stalagmites and many other wonders that our guide told us about, and I unfortunately cannot remember. The tour takes about one and a half hours weaving through a number of caves for about a mile underground. There are many places where you have to watch your head as the ceiling can be very low. There’s even a place you have sit and slide through. And, then there are the hugh caverns that rise high above --
What gorgeous shots you get when you're far away, but have a camera lens that brings the animals up close.
truly impressive to behold! It’s an amazing feeling to be inside the earth surrounded by solid rock. When our guide turned out the lights, we all got to experience complete and total darkness.
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