No matter the time of year, the Natural Bridge Caverns would be an awesome place to tour. However, because we have had so much rain, the aquifer has risen into the caverns, covering the trail through some of the rooms. Susan and I wanted to tour the caverns today to see the aquifer. We were not disappointed.
Coming to the entry area of the caverns, you see the Natural Bridge the caverns were named after. That's where our tour guide greeted us and told us the rules of the cave.
|Heading down the trail to the cavern entrance|
|The Natural Bridge|
|Stalactites, stalagmites, columns and soda straws.|
|A beautiful pool|
In the photo below, you can see the aquifer and how the cave tour trail disappears into the water. We'll have to go back another time to go to the lower level rooms.
|Aquifer up into the cave rooms|
Emerald Lake says 135'. I don't know if that means the lake itself is 135' deep or if it is at a depth of 135' under the ground. Our guide didn't explain it.
|Emerald Lake (135')|
|Flow stone waterfall|
|Susan M. checking out Emerald Lake|
|Water flowing down this section of flowstone.|
|Me and Susan M.|
|Hall of the Mountain King (looking up)|
|Hall of the Mountain King (looking back down)|
|This formation looks like a castle to me.|
|Do you see it?|
Susan and I were having so much fun we decided to see X-Men Apocalypse. Both of us enjoyed the movie, but thought Captain America: Civil War was just a bit better. If you do see X-Men be sure to stay to the very end, after the credits, when you think the screen is going black, that's when the hook for the next X-Men comes on.
Today was a great day!