• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Cactus Patch

Cactus Patch
Cactus Patch
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz
 

Discovered by Bob Kobza, Shaun Larson, and Jim Pisarowicz on December 9, 1987. This passage is coated with aragonite frostwork. The sharp needles of the frostwork made the cavers think that they were traveling through a "cactus patch".

Did You Know?

A picture of Alvin McDonald in his caving hat.

Alvin McDonald was the first systematic explorer of Wind Cave. He explored the cave from 1890 until his death in 1893. More...