Crystal Cave (Sequoia National Park)


Crystal Cave (Sequoia National Park)
Crystal Cave
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Calcite formations in Crystal Cave
Location Sequoia National Park, Tulare County, California, USA
Length 2.42 miles (3.89 km)[1]
Discovery April 28, 1918 by Alex Medley and Cassius Webster [1]
Geology Marble
Access Fee

Crystal Cave is a marble cave in Sequoia National Park, in the U.S. state of California. It is one of at least 240 known caves in the park.

Entrance to the Crystal Cave

It is in the Giant Forest region, between the Ash Mountain entrance of the park and Giant Forest.

The cave is a constant 9 °C (48 °F), and only accessible by guided tour.

In 2003, the Sequoia National History Association (SNHA) created the Protect Sequoia Caves Program after vandals damaged areas in the entranceway to Crystal Cave.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Despain, Joel (1995). Crystal Cave: A Guidebook to the Underground World of Sequoia National Park. Sequoia Natural History Association. ISBN 1-878441-06-x. 
  2. ^ Crystal Cave. Sequoia National History Association. Last accessed January 27, 2007.

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