The trip yesterday was a good one, in spite of the fact that the temperature peaked at 113 degrees, and we arrived about 60 minutes too late to see the projection in the right spot. By the time we arrived it had already climbed the wall to high to get good photos of. If we do it again next year, we will have to plan to start out about 2 hrs earlier, to insure we hit the prime time for viewing.
By unanimous decision it has now been officially named the Summer Solstice Cave
since that is the only week of the year that the projection can be seen.
We had 6 in our group, (7 counting my Belgian Shepherd "Sandy") even tho it was projected to be the hottest day of the year so far. We hit the trail at 8:00 AM, and got back to our vehicles around 4:00 PM. We spent about 6 hours on the trail, and two hours sitting in the cool water in the cave. We really hated to leave, because we knew it was going to be HOT outside of it.
We had representatives of the SMHS - (Barbara Atkinson) Museum Manager, and the Boyce Thompson Arboretum (Bruce Klewer) and his daughter "Ashley" with us.
Ashley (left) & Barb (right)