This is a cave in upper state New York that I used to visit often. Clarksville is a fun, muddy, cold, wet cave. There are narrower tunnels in Clarksville than the one shown below, but this photo captures the cave best.
Caving used to be my life. Every weekend I would haul ass to either in upper state New York (when I was in Boston the first time many years ago) or to Sierra Nevada (when I lived in California more recently). I was a weekend warrior. I was OK with being cold, wet, dirty, and uncomfortable, in pursuit of an outdoor experience.
I stopped caving because I now prefer to stay dry and warm.
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This is a picture of “cave bacon” from Soldier’s Cave in King’s Canyon National Park. There is a light shining through the thin rock. Note the little drop of water at the bottom of the blade! Cave bacon is formed when a thin stream of water dribbles down the edge and slowly leaves deposits over a very long time. In the end you get thin ribbon-like blade formations of minerals. This happens in limestone caves. See caves and mountain photos for more like this.
I spent many years exploring the caves of King’s Canyon and Sequoia National Park, in California.
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I visited Mona Island, Puerto Rico on a caving expedition a while back. There were a series of caves overlooking the ocean. We camped on the beach for two weeks! The weather was amazing. I snorkeled in the ocean, explored the caves, and hiked.