Soulful Sunday: Clarksville Caves
November 23, 2008 by scienceguy288
When we finally reached the caves, which are located not too far from Albany, it was absolutely frigid. The cold wind did not help. We quickly gathered up our gear and headed to the cave. The entrance is just a hole in the ground, but as we stood over it, a gust of warm air hit us. Fortunately, inside the cave, it was around 55 degrees.
Entering the cave
The rocks were very slick and there was water everywhere. Often, we had to go through some tight squeezes in order to reach the next cavern.
- A Squeeze
At the end of the long passage we came upon an underground lake, which probably had a depth of approximately 8 feet.
The Lake Room
On our way back, we began to notice things which we had missed on our first go. Ephemeral rock formations, plants, and animals were spotted with surprising frequency.
A shoot in the dark
Mushroom piercing through the cave floor
Frog in his homeHope we did not wake him.Strange rock formations
When we came out, we were soaked, but happy. I was less so when my pants and shoe laces froze solid.