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    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".

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Prairie Dog Barking

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