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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".

Did You Know?

Bull elk in the park.

A Rocky Mountain bull elk weighs between 700 - 800 pounds. Rocky Mountain elk were introduced to the park in 1914 and 1916. More...