Lava Beds National Monument

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6/10/2019 - I have been to a number of caves in the National Parks System but this would be my first in which the tours are entirely self-guided and unmonitored!

I had my climbing helmet and headlamp on me from some mountaineering climbs, but if you do not have these items, the Visitors’ Center will happily loan them out to you. For my part I only dropped in on 3 caves, as caves do not hold my interest for as long. Also my height and large frame render spelunking through the smaller aspects a bit less fun.

The natural and human history to behold here is fantastic. I could have spent far more than a half-day.

Be sure to drop in on Tule Lake National Monument if you are in the area.