Thursday, July 23, 2015

In Photos: Visiting Shenandoah Caverns

Last winter over the holiday week we went on a day trip down to the Shenandoah Valley. It's a beautiful region with a lot of scenic views and historical value. We started off our day at Shenandoah Caverns before going on a few other adventures. This region of Virginia has several caverns and, while there are some similarities, each has its own distinct "flavor." This was our first time to this particular caverns (I have gone back once since).

The tour was about an hour long and it was very enjoyable. We learned about the history of the Shenandoah Caverns, about cave formations and also got up close and personal with the interior (some areas are low "ceilings" and even a short person like me had to duck). 

This photo does not do the formation justice. I'd seen "drapery" formations before, but not like this, these were called "bacon", which absolutely fit. 

Bacon formation Shenandoah Valley

More formations -

.Shenandoah Caverns 2

This formation absolutely sparkled. You can see flecks of it in this photo, but I just could not capture it all. In person it looked like a little waterfall full of diamonds.
.Shenandoah Caverns

More formations -

.Shenandoah Caverns 3
All in all, visiting Shenandoah Caverns and other parts of the Shenandoah Valley was a great day. We moved on to see some museums and also visited with some ducks at the Edinburg Mill.

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