Thursday, May 30, 2013

Timpanogos cave opened to large crowds

Hundreds of spelunkers turned out for the opening weekend of the Timpanogos Cave National Monument in American Fork Canyon.

Park officials said cave tours were running at capacity all day from Saturday's opening day through Memorial Day.

Hunt said the cave's season began roughly two weeks late this year and will end about three weeks early on September 22. The shortened season is a result of federal money cuts, which cut back on the operating budget of the park. Deseret News