All the snow that had fallen earlier is completely gone. More vaccinations have also taken place across the country, in fact I myself just had my 2nd dose. Life is feeling pretty optimistic right now, even though the park still requires masks to enter the cave. I willing oblige as we go underground.
The history of Colossal Cave, like most caves that I’ve been to, is fascinating. From being a shelter to the Hohokam Indians as far back as 900 A.D., to being a 19th century hideout for train robbers, an early goldmine of bat guano for fertilizer making people rich, to having the cave finally being completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a group created to employ those affected by the Great Depression, so that it could become the tourism destination that it is today.