Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sonora Caverns

I spotted an RV park on the web at a perfect halfway point between San Antonio and Pecos called Sonora Caverns. It has the largest privately owned active caverns in the USA. It sounded like fun so we decided to head there for an over night stop. We have been following the 2.2.2 rule of RVing... namely try not to drive more than 200 miles a day, never drive for more than 2 days in a row and always try to get to your destination before 2. This means you dont lose all your days driving.

Sonora was all it promised to be. We booked a guided tour (walking for beginners) which was about 2 hours long. The caverns are pretty warm, about 71 degrees but with a 98% humidity which makes it feel like 85 degrees. The caverns are wonderful. With vains of Quartz as tall as me running in the walls along side the walkway, I grinned the entire time round. I skipped almost the whole way too. It was awesome.

The view from the RV

Stalagmites and Stalactites 

Domes in the ceiling made by gas bubbles 


Look at that cauliflower 

This is called "The belly of the whale"

and a pic to prove he was there too


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