has some wonderful formations and scenes throughout the tour. Bill
Stephenson, founder of the National Speleological Society, says, "
The beauty of the Caverns of Sonora cannot be exaggerated, not even by a
Texan." This cave is still very active so...NO TOUCHING!
cave is a short drive from the town of Sonora, Texas. While out in
Sonora catch a glimpse of the stars at night. My first experience out
there the summer Milky Way cast my shadow.
Helictite Room photo depicts a room were their are so many helictites
that it made me gasp. Helictites are very special formations.
These formations defy the laws of gravity and grow in any direction they
can. This cave was full of these unusual formations.
row, far right photograph shows an almost pure white hall. With caves
the purer the mineral deposits the whiter the formation. Walking into
this room made me feel as if I had entered heaven.
straws are also another favorite formation of mine. These long thin
stalactites are hollow inside making them like straws. They are
extremely fragile. In this cave the longest soda straw was four feet
long. This is one of the reasons it is important to stay on the trails
and not touch anything. I must say though that the cave in Texas with
the most soda straws is Innerspace.