This wasn’t my first time… I’ve been down before. Twice. But my trip to Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown, PA, is the second time in my life I’ve been underground. It was cool, literally and figuratively speaking.
From the Indian Echo Caverns website:
Natural Splendor along the Swatara.
Like many caverns in the Mid-Atlantic states, Indian Echo Caverns is a limestone cave. Cut through Beekmantown limestone, which is over 440 million years old, they were formed through the erosive properties of water. As time progressed, geological forces led to an “uplift” of the surrounding limestone, eventually allowing more and more water to flow through the formation. As the water flowed over the limestone, it began to create small crevices, these small crevices led to larger ones, and eventually, over a series of millions of years, it created the caverns as they are today.
The temperature inside the caverns is 52 degrees year around.
‘… 52 degrees year around.’ See? It’s “cool.” *rim shot*
Ok, I’ve got nothing. It was fun, the caverns were interesting, and I recommend it if you’re in the area. Especially if it’s a hot day. My favorite part was the lovely light blue turquoise pool/pond/lake. The caverns are right near Hershey, PA – the home of Hershey Chocolate. The next post will be all about Hershey and the New Year’s Eve Kiss Raising.
And now, a pictorial…
Indian Echo Caverns is worth a detour if you’re in the area. Nearby Hershey, PA, (post coming next) is not to be missed.