Bandera Ice Cave
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The trail to the ice cave wanders over Bandera's lava field among twisted, old-growth forest, along the same pathway that early Pueblo people followed to discover a natural phenomenon that they described as "Winter Lake." Early American settlers and the US Calvary were also drawn to this natural wonder and called it "The Desert Ice Box." Located in a section of collapsed lava tube, the ice cave is a unique combination of physical factors that have combined to form a natural ice box and has been accumulating ice for over 3,000 years. Inside the ice cave, the temperature never rises above 31 degrees above zero and where natural layers of perpetual ice glisten blue-green in reflected rays of sunlight..
December 6th, 2009
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