on October 17, 2005
The name is a bit of a misnomer. In fact, there is no cave at all. This was by far my favorite adventure of the trip.After you purchase your ticket, you are directed to an area to pick up a raincoat and free sandals, which are required to be worn during the trip to the falls. Be sure to know your shoe size because there are signs all over that say "NO EXCHANGES." After donning your new foul-weather gear, you stand in line waiting for the elevator that takes you 175 feet down to the bottom of the falls. From here you are guided along a wooden walkway, which is torn down and rebuilt every year. (This is an amazing feat in itself, as the wind and water are constantly hitting the walkway.) This walkway winds its way along the rocks near the bottom of the falls. The highlight of the trip is the aptly named Hurricane Deck. You are only 20 feet from the bottom of the falls. Imagine standing on the splash/observation bridge at an amusement park watching the plume ride. That is about how wet you get if you want to. If wet it not your thing, just stay on the outer walkway and avoid the deck. There are no guarantees you won’t get wet! Also, be sure there are no rips in your raincoat. The man in front of me in had a small tear around the neck of his raincoat and his shirt was SOAKED! There is no way to accurately describe this adventure – you just have to try it for yourself! They also offer a tour at night to see the Falls illuminated.
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