Cave of the Winds: Historical Colorado Cave & Giveaway! Part 2
If you missed part one of the Cave of the Winds trip, be sure to check it out HERE.
As mentioned in the last post, Cave of the Winds became a tourist attraction in 1881. You would be surprised at how many of these early cave explorers were women. In skirts, mind you. ;)
For all those wondering, no, I didn't leave anything in the old maid wishing pile. I don't believe in such superstitions. ;)
In the early days of cave exploration, visitors had to crawl through the cave for hours to reach the big cavern, with only one or two places where they could stretch out and have a bit of a breather before army-crawling along again. I believe they said it was an 8 hour tour back then. It took us about 45 minutes.
The man who was the main donor to make the cave more accessible had only one request. He wanted a quote from his favorite poem put on the wall, and his name mentioned during the tours. This is the quote, but I can't remember the fella's name.