My name is John Isaac and my report is about Blanchard Springs Caverns. My family and I went there last week. It is near Mountain View, Arkansas which is about two hours north of Little Rock. We stayed in a little cabin that had a loft that was really cool.
The Blanchard Springs Cavers is over 50 feet in the ground. In the first level of it there is the Dripstone Trail which is the trail I walked on. It has two main rooms and the cathedral room can hold up to 3 football fields and still have room.
On the second level there is The Discovery Trail. It goes even deeper into the ground and it has a longer tour than the Dripstone Trail.
A third option for tours is very expensive and you have to be ten years old or older to go on. The name of this tour is called the Wild Cave Tour is where they give you knee pads, hard hats with lamps, special jackets, belts and they take you through unpaved spaces of the cave. In some spaces you only have about one foot to crawl in. And some places you have to go through water.
After our tour we went on a bus which took us back to where we started because we went about a mile from where we started.
It was very exciting being underground.
As you can see, Arkansas is experiencing a severe drought. However, JI said, "From here, these rocks make a satisfying thunk."
Some of us (without pregnancy bellies) practiced our shimmying skills. The tour we took was completely paved and required only walking. It was beautiful inside the cave and I highly recommend you going.