Crystal Cave

“A much needed vacation will bring a great deal of enjoyment.”

We wanted to cool down for the summer. What better way to do that than to go caving?

Crystal Cave is a marble cavern located in the Sequoia National Park. It’s a guided tour, and there’s a half-mile trail down to the cave entrance. The walk is beautiful, though, and there are a number of trees and even some water trickles to admire along the way.

water trickling

Near the cave entrance, there’s a nice waterfall area. It’s like a two-for-one nature tour: majestic outdoors and a mysterious cavern.

waterfall

Crystal Cave features an amazing spiderweb entrance door (the better to set the mood!). It also offers a cool fifty-degree temperature inside. Hooray for natural cooling!

As expected from a cave, there are numerous stalagmite and stalactite sightings. All sorts of shapes can be made out from the formations, including a dragon and even Jabba the Hutt. Mostly, the path is pretty wide, but in one portion, it requires squeezing sideways to get to a more open area. Near the end of the tour, everyone in the group stood in complete darkness (utter blackness) and listened to the silence.

stalactite

I really liked this tour experience. It’s an easy walk that’s educational and family-friendly.

Thumb’s up from me!

Fun fact: The web doorway was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps!

web door

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