And it is because our particular tour guide did such a good job, that I quite enjoyed the tour. Even the walk up to the caverns was wonderful, though it is steep, and it was hot. Not even my fear of heights spoiled the day. The path up is wide and the view so breathtaking there was no time to be afraid.
While the tour is two hours long, it is well worth it. The spectacular views don't stop once you enter the cave. And on a day like today, I was grateful to be out of the heat. The cave is 50 degrees all year long. The highlight of the tour was seeing bats fly around. Just one at a time, but each time the little critter would come within inches of us. I would see this brown blur come zipping by, so I didn't even bother to try and capture it. Sometimes you have to settle for memories and just take in the moment. For memories that I managed to capture more permanently, check out the photos below.
These are some plant fossils that are in the rocks on the way up.
View of the Jefferson River and the Tobacco Root Mountain Range
Columns in the Cathdral Room.
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