Thursday, February 12, 2015
Skyline Caverns Part 1
S. Amos noted a sinkhole where the parking lot is today.
This told him there were caverns near, so he started digging.
A natural chimney was discovered by accident.
They built a fireplace around it to warm visitors while
they waited when the caverns first opened.
Painted Desert display
Approximately 1,000 lb stalactite that was cut from the ceiling by S. Amos. He drug it quite a ways through thick clay mud before giving up and leaving it here where it was later mounted. There is a string of celebrities who touched it when they toured the caves, but I was more impressed with the hard work the man put into moving the stalactite.
This rock is hollow and rings when struck. Visitors are encouraged to hit it.
Part 2 will be featured tomorow.