Ive only done spelunking in 2 caves. Heres a picture of one its called the hell hole.
Entrance (not me)
Needless to say it is very tight. And after tons of crawling through tiny passages and then finally decending down a 30' cliff on sketchy ropes and then dropping down through a hole in the celing of you end up at this place called the hall of faces, the floor is made of clay and people made sketchy looking faces on the walls
Rode my motorcycle up to Albany taking back roads the whole way. Some good twisties and a waterfall on the road that goes up Hunter Mountain (23A). Howe Caverns was pretty much like a remember it as a kid. All the lights and "touristiness" kind of takes away from the fun of being in a giant mile long cave with an underground lake.
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Along the same lines as cifex' experience, in Colorado Springs there is a series of caves known as Cave of the Winds. It is definitely touristy but still fairly unique. It has quite a few stalactites and stalagmites and alot of formations. I thought the coolest thing I saw when I was there was a 100+ year old light bulb the was still lit. Here are some pics I pulled from the internet, I couldn't post mine because I'm at work.
this is the main hall with many off shoots.
this is one of the larger formation.
100+ year old light bulb.
one of the ladders that were apart of the original tours.
and one of the views from the main entrance to the cave.
Hahah yeah so sketchy when we tried to get back out of the room through the hole in the celing I had to lift people through the hole and then they had to pull me out haha we were stuck there for about 20 mins.
Heres some random pictures of it. None of them are of me
Heres the cliff you have to climb down.
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