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|This cave is outside Taxco, in Guerrero and is called Last Grutas de Cacahuamilpa. It's huge!!!!!||It's hard to appreciate the scale. The walkway goes in 2km. The ceilings range from 100-240 feet or so.||It feels like scuba diving among coral heads.|
|Remember, this stuff is formed from minerals in water droplets over millions of years!||The guide talked about geology, but mostly he shown his floodlight on features and said "This looks like a horse.... This looks like Sponge Bob."||This gives you a feel for the size.|
|This "mesa" is literally as big as our house.||Remember standing next to fallen Redwoods and counting rings? This is a fallen stalagtite and we could see rings of material.||They did some really nice lighting of the cavern.|
|The camera distorts the features... these obviously grow absolutely vertical from the drips.||I don't know what makes some smooth and some gnarly. Something about air temperature, humidity, and mineral content.||The scale? The ceiling is 150-200 feet.|
|Feels like coral.||Pictures barely give you a sense of the awe we felt seeing it.||Here I'm standing next to a piece of stalagtite strewn on the floor like boulders. The geological scale is incomprehensible.|
|These ribbon features grow when the drops slide down the cave walls rather then drip through air.||Mind boggling.||I love this shot. It's like Lord of the Rings or something!|
Last updated: 2/26/05