Cave of the Mounds

The back cave.

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Back Cave

Polly the Parrot. Polly is a stalagmite that is growing on a collapsed ceiling panel of stalactites.

Polly

Close-up.

Back Cave

A very narrow path leads back to the back cave, complete with pools of water on each side of the path.

Back Cave

Did I say narrow?

Back Cave

Yup...narrow.

Back Cave

Stalactites and a pool of water.

Back Cave

The largest natural chamber in the back cave.

Stalagmite

A group of stalagmites in the chamber.

Back Cave

A river of stone.

Back Cave

Looking into the back cave.

Back Cave

Another view.

Back Cave

A "natural light" view.

Back Cave

River of stone, stalactites, stalagmites...

Back Cave

Stalactites and stalagmites that resemble beehives.

Stalactites

Broken-off stalactites against the back wall, with a pool below.

Stalactites

"Natural light" view.

Stalactites

More stalactites in the back cave. Note how it is getting shorter and shorter as we go back.

Stalactite

A big stalactite.

Looking to the end...

End of the path looking down the back cave. It goes on for some distance, but it is too small to explore.

Looking to the end...

"Natural light" view.

Small cave

Offshoot cave from the path.

Cave Bacon

"Cave Bacon" seen on the path back into the main cave.

Heading out...

The stairs leading up from the main cave to the exit.