Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Caving Photo Blog

Who: Alone, with a friend, or with a group
What: Caving (in commercial or show caves)
When: Any time of the year (except Christmas and Thanksgiving)
Where: The Ohio Caverns in West Liberty or Crystal Cave in Put-In-Bay
Why: To see crystals and rocks in a rare and majestic setting
How: Put some gas in the car and hand over a few extra bucks!

Photographs by OHventures. Photography is permitted in Ohio Caverns, but videography is prohibited.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ohio Caverns

Photos by OHventures
Caving (or spelunking) is a pretty intense activity that requires a lot of experience, knowledge, equipment, and guts. Thankfully, there are such things as "commercial" or "show" caves in the world, including Ohio, that allow us everyday folk the opportunity to catch a small glimpse of the majestic underground world that we so rarely get to experience. Down there, it's a world of beautiful crystals and unbelievable rock formations.

The Ohio Caverns, located in West Liberty in Champaign County in Southwest Ohio is the largest of Ohio's caves (the largest geode in the world, however, is located in the Crystal Cave of Put In Bay). For a charge of $14 per adult (which I admit is a bit steep...but a good splurge to make), you are able to take a tour of this wonderous show cave almost any day of the year (they are closed only on Christmas and Thanksgiving). Tours are typically every 20 minutes or so, so reservations are not usually required. Depending on the size of your group, the tour will on average last about 45 minutes, spanning a mile of pathways.