Kunjamuk Cave. I've always loved the name. I don't why I like Indian names, but I do. This one especially, so when Leesa and I were passing through Speculator, NY last weekend we went in to take a look at the cave.
This area is a maze of old jeep roads; snowmobile routes in the winter. There is some signage, but one could easily take a wrong fork in this area. The hike is a quick one since the entire walk is on jeep roads. Still it's nice to explore a new area.
|A lot of signs for the middle of nowhere!|
The hike to the cave is only 1.5 miles and it is quite flat.
|A beaver pond along the way|
|This is the crucial fork with no positive signage. Go right here!|
This bridge looks brand new. It was probably put in within the last year.
|Impressive bridge for the area it serves|
|I got a laugh out of this sign!|
|Looking back at the tree with the cell phone sign on the right|
The cave itself is not that deep, perhaps 15'. It is interesting though and has a high dome ceiling in the back. There is also a hole above the entrance in the front which lets in more light.
|You can see the cave in the background. It is just off the road|
|Rev got there first|
|Rev and Leesa in the cave|
|Still ice on the ground in the cave|
|Looking out from within|
|The cave; with Cave Hill in the background|
After looking at the cave, we climbed Cave Hill, immediately behind the cave, just to say we climbed something. Afterwards we had a quick walk back the car.
I wouldn't really consider this a hike, but it's a quiet stroll to something different.
Hike Distance: 3 miles roundtrip
Hike Time: 1.25 hours
|The route (click image to enlarge)|
|A closer look|