On a perfect night, after the class under the pavilion, everyone hikes up to the wooden platform above the cave opening....then you wait for it to get dark. As the bats start coming out of the cave you shine your flashlight up and try to hold it as still as possible. The bats will actually feed on the bugs that hang out in your light. On a perfect night you will literally see hundreds of them flying around! I love bats so this was beyond awesome!
Anyways, on this day I was heading to Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center for volunteer training and I had time to burn. I have not been out in here in a long time so I thought I would burn my hour by walking around.
This is one of the walk ways through the early part of the park. It will give you a work out!
The opening to Devils Icebox.
They give canoeing trips through part of the cave system. Actually you canoe through part of it and hike part of it. I heard that part of what you canoe is a spot so tight you have to duck down in the canoe and you push yourself along on the ceiling. I have not done that yet but hope to before I get too old and decrepit. :-)
What is a trip to Devils Icebox without a self portrait to prove to me I was there? :-)
I am above the Natural Rock Bridge and there are people inside. My arrow points to their feet. I am trying to figure out how I did that arrow thing....I needed that for a picture I took yesterday. Hmmmm.....
The walk way to the rock bridge. It is very pretty down here.
This place is south of where I live, so I don't go that much. It really is a gem in our community and many people go out there to enjoy nature. We are blessed to be so close to something like this.
Until later...Karen and Tripp who isn't so sure about riding in a canoe through a cave...