This feature looks like the huge face of an old man with blood running down his face from a small hole above his right eye (left as you view the photo). Some people also see an old woman’s face to the left of his, but it’s not quite as clear:Many of the living caves I’ve been in are a bit uphill of springs, (the “refrigerator” is, too) so I always look in areas above springs for caves. Inside the caves, there often are streams and small underground lakes that feed the springs. One cave had a 20-foot waterfall that splashed down into what looked like a pretty pool until you got close and found the bottom was littered with broken glass, pieces of broken stalactites and other trash left by inconsiderate visitors. A sixty-five foot deep sinkhole (below, looking up) has a spring that shoots water out of a wall like a fire hydrant after heavy rains. In dry weather, it just dribbles. It stays really cold at the bottom – you can see your breath even in the heat of summer, and water from condensation drips everywhere. A lot of caves are blocked by mudflows back in a ways. Maybe there’s more cave behind the mud, but then again, the whole thing might be plugged up. The picture below is of a cave that’s blocked that way. The mudflow comes in from a crack in the ceiling back 50 feet or so and the mud tapers down toward the entrance. I think the entrance probably has a couple feet of mud over it, too. It’s a cool-looking cave entrance. Too bad it doesn’t lead into to a nice cave. I’ve seen a lot like that.
Unfortunately, none of the undamaged caves I’ve found have been very large or spectacular. But I’m still looking.
Please be a zero-impact caver, and happy caving!