Day 72 – San Antonio, Texas – Caverns

30 Mar

Luis has always wanted to go down into a cavern since a young age.  While I was researching what to do while in San Antonio, three caverns came up; Cascade Caverns, The Cave Without a Name, and Natural Bridge Caverns.  Texas has thousands of caves throughout the state, but I believe only 7 caverns are open to the public.  The Cave Without a Name was a little further than we wanted to drive so, our decision was between Cascade Caverns and Natural Bridge Caverns.  We decided to explore the Natural Bridge Caverns since it was deeper, even though Cascade Caverns is the only cave with a 100 foot waterfall.  It was a hard decision.  I am not worried about missing out on the waterfall cavern since it is possible that we will be living in Texas when Luis is finished with school, and I plan (added to my bucket list) on visiting all 7 caverns.

The temperature of the cave was 70 degrees, but the humidity was 99% so, it felt a lot warmer.  My camera didn’t like the humidity.  Some photos came out good while others are blah.

Yep, that’s us wearing sweaters and jackets with 99% humidity.  When we reached the outside, I was drenched in sweat.  Sexy, isn’t it?

This last area was really neat, and the point where my camera told me it had enough.  The cavern opened up to the Hall of the Mountain King, which was a huge dome.  The dome is created by many layers of the ceilings collapsing over the years.  In the picture Luis is standing near the overlook that looks down into the cavern, about 130 feet deep.  As you can see, I did not get anywhere near the edge of the overlook haha.  Still afraid of heights, even below the ground.

The tour was about an hour long, and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.  I am looking forward to exploring another cavern and maybe do something a little more thrilling like a tour that includes hiking, crawling, and repelling!

One Response to “Day 72 – San Antonio, Texas – Caverns”


  1. Day 113 – Texas « 1,460 Days of Georgia - April 27, 2012

    […] Road trip to San Antonio, Texas – River Walk riverboat cruise, Alamo, Natural Bridge Caverns, Cascade Caverns, Japanese Tea Garden, San Antonio Zoo, do not fall in the river Completed. You can read about our experience in San Antonio here and here. […]

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