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Lewis & Clark Caverns 1 (Montana, USA) by rocamiadesign

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9/18/11 – Featured in the ABSTRACT NATURE’S MACRO ART Group.
12/4/11 – Featured in the FROM THE EARTH Group.

TOP TEN WINNER in the Stone challenge, hosted by the United States Monthly Themes group.

This is one of the limestone deposits in the Lewis & Clark Caverns, near Whitehall, Montana (USA). The beautiful colors are due to iron oxide impurities and the presence of copper from pennies that early visitors dropped into the water.

Although Lewis & Clark never saw these caverns, they were given that name because they overlook 50 miles of the Lewis & Clark Trail.

I naively thought that there would be handicapped access to the caverns, but my husband had to wait in the cafe, while we spent over 2 hours hiking to the upper entrance to the cave, through the 300 feet of stairs through the caverns, and the long hike back to the visitor’s center. The people who were hiking behind us gave up about a quarter way up the trail and headed back.

This is a site worth seeing, but be prepared to do a lot of twisting and bending to get through the tour, and don’t try it if you are claustrophobic. The campground is beautiful and has cabins available for the handicapped if you reserve one ahead of time.

Photo taken September 3, 2011 with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera.

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kathleen emerson, roca mia design, lewis and clark caverns, whitehall montana, limestone stalactites, ftrd2011

Comments

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenalmost 3 years ago

    Very, very beautiful!!! :)))

  • MarjorieB
    MarjorieBalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome!

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 3 years ago

    WOW!

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. I have never been dto these caverns.

  • andy551
    andy551almost 3 years ago

    WOW!! Beautiful!

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    An interesting place to visit … as you say caves and caverns are not the most easily accessible places, but well worth the effort for the experience and for images like this, well done !

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 3 years ago

    Awesome image! I’m glad you described the journey to see it.

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much, Mieke! I’m honored that you chose this.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 3 years ago

    Hello my friend, finally I am back from the surgery case at the hospital and badly miss you all, so when I can sit awhile even still hurt I am online to see you, thank you for all praise encourage, I appreciate:)
    ………….
    Your artwork is incredible, I love how you have arranged it.
    …………
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    Best regards,
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