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Photo Essay: Cave Without A Name

Cave without a Name

Cave Without a Name…sounds pretty spooky, right? Despite its mysterious monicker (or lack thereof), the cave provides visitors with a fascinating geological adventure. It’s hard to imagine that no one knows for certain how far the cave stretches. According to our guide, graduate students are in the process of mapping its outer-reaches and have yet to find its endpoint.

Cave Without a Name

For many years, the cave had only one opening. Animals fell down the hole over the years, and fossils have been found directly underneath it. Some animals even survived the fall, and their remains were found deeper in the cave.

Cave without a Name

Stalactites? Stalagmites? I can never remember which is which. They sure are beautiful though.

Cave Without a Name

Our guide informed us that one formation had earned the nickname “The Christmas Tree.” I could totally see the ressemblance. My daughter’s favorite formation was a rippling area that looked like a piece of bacon.

Cave without a Name

We enjoyed our afternoon underground. This is a great adventure during hot Texas days since the cave is nice and cool.

For more information, visit the Cave Without a Name website. The cave is located about 12 miles outside of Boerne, Texas. When you go, ask about discounts for military and seniors. Also, children under age 6 receive free admission.

Note: All opinions are my own. It’s a good idea to verify information before you head out. We paid for our own admission to the cave.

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4 responses »

  1. I can’t wait until I take the boys to see their first cave. Everything just looks so cool!

    • This was our second cave. The hardest part was navigating the slippery areas with a young child, but otherwise it was really fun. At this point, we’re only doing caves that are easy to access and have handrails in the more precarious spots.

      Thanks for stopping by, Debi!

  2. Stalagmites have a “g” in them, and “g” is for ground. That’s how I remember. I used to use Stalactites have a “c” in them and “c” is for ceiling, but really we all know that “c” is for cookie, so I switched.
    I love the Christmas tree shot, but every time I see a cave, I think bats. Are there no bats flying around in there?

    • I’ll try to remember that G is for ground. Although I’m not sure that will help since I always want to pronounce it “stalagtites” even though I know that’s not right.

      We did see one bat, but he was hanging on the ceiling and wasn’t too scary. If I’m ever in a cave and bats are swarming around me, that will be the end of our cave-exploring days!


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