Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Remember Whensday No. 9 - Boyden Cave

This is Karl's Grandma S. & his dad, Buzz. Karl's grandparents made many trips up to the Yosemite area in California. I don't have any info about this particular picture other than when it was taken. I just think it is a cool photo.

Grandma & Buzz
August 10, 1953

According to the website about the cave, Boyden Cavern is located in Kings Canyon, Giant Sequoia National Monument, one of the most beautiful and spectacular places on earth. Fortunately it's not as well known or traveled as Yosemite or the Grand Canyon, making for a more peaceful and less disturbed feel.

Boyden Cavern lies beneath the massive 2,000 foot high marble walls of the famous Kings Gates. It is a magnificent cavern with many varieties of natural speleothems, including rare "shield" formations. Visitors are delighted to find that spectacular beauty above ground is complimented by natural beauty underground.

Popular features include The Pancake Room, a stalactite group called the Upside Down City, the Bat Grotto where bats spend summer days sleeping, and a flowstone formation called Mother Nature's Wedding Cake. The Drapery Room contains large drapery stalactites, long soda straws and twisting crystalline helictites. Speleothems have developed to resemble familiar objects, as with the Taco Shell formations, the Baby Elephant & Mom stalagmites, and the Christmas Tree. There is also a subterranean stream and many other unique features.

Today's tour of Boyden Cave will cost you around $14, plus a $20 per vehicle fee to drive into Sequoia National Monument. Quite the difference from when the photo was taken and the tour cost was $.25!

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GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I love that idea of remember whensday! and oh, those shoes granny has on. That little bit of toe showing is so snazzy! And the purse. And grandpa is just so dapper! And 25 cents. Memory lane for sure!

Cezar and Léia said...

What a beautiful story and so nice to remember!
I loved the old picture! They looks so happy!Beautiful indeed!

Jenn Jilks said...

I forgot whensday! Great photo, though!

Sallie said...

thanks for your great blog and your beautiful pictures.
I will try to do a new whensday post next week and link to your blog. Thank you for letting me post the New Pine Creek one.


Gaelyn said...

Great pic for Whensday. Buzz sure is a handsome guy. Want to visit the caves in Kings Canyon. I've seen awesome photos of the swirling marble.

Missed it this week.