Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cold Cave above Spring Creek




Photo by Denny Elrod

Izard County is a gift that keeps on giving. And not just predictable gifts -fresh, exciting ones! The EIC Crew's trip to Cold Cave this week was one I will remember always. This fantastic rock formation is easily the most amazing place I have been in the county!

Photo by Denny Elrod
A section of bluff has separated from the ridge top along Spring Creek and  the giant fractured boulders that resulted lean together to form an unbelievable space beneath. Upon entering the shadows of the cavern beneath the towering standing stones there is a significant change of temperature - unlike that encountered when entering an actual cave. This is a coolness born on a breeze as air circulates through several shadowed corridors in a sort of convection.

Rising up from within the cavern beneath the
leaning stones, the inside walls vault upwards like those in a cathedral to a cross-shaped opening revealing the forest canopy and the sky above. Darkened moss-lined corridors of stone lead off in several directions, most with points of light of their own. The entire structure has an almost spiritual feel to it. There are four separate entrances a person can enter into the cool, darkened space - each with it's own charm.

There are many incredible places in our county. This one is truly magical!
Photo By Denny Elrod
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Photo by Maria Broughton
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Photo by Maria Broughton




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Photo by Denny Elrod



Photo by Denny Elrod
Photo by Denny Elrod



Photo by Denny Elrod





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