• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wind Cave Room - Emperor Maximus I

Emperor Maximus I the "the ruler of all helictite bushes"
Emperor Maximus I the "the ruler of all helictite bushes"
NPS Photo
 
Discovered by Chris Hill on August 1, 1970, this HUGE helictite bush has been described as "the ruler of all helictite bushes". The total height of the bush is six feet, however, the whole thing cannot be viewed at once.

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...