My (25 year-old) daughter booked this tour for she and I as a Christmas present. We went on March 2, 2013, and it was one of the most interesting and challenging things we have done recently. I was the oldest person (62) on the tour. 12 of the people were college students from Chicago, who were all part of an outdoor adventure club. They all had goofy nicknames and were gung-ho and fit, so no one had any major problems getting through the tight spots. The guides (Jamie and Chris) were great, with plenty of entertaining stories. Like other reviewers have said, it is a strenuous tour, and not for those with fear of tight spaces or climbing above chasms. My daughter and I are small, and I am very fit, but I was tired and bruised at the end of the tour. Some of the coveralls that are issued are threadbare and torn, so make sure your kneepads are good ones. The snack place in the Snowball Room was closed, but the guides warned us, so we brought a snack with us. The "scenery" and formations are not the main point of this tour, although the gypsum flowers, domes and pits, flowstone, cave crickets and (3) bats were neat. It's a chance to explore areas most of the public won't ever see, and test yourself in the process. You get a sense of what it is like to be a "caver" (not a "spelunker"). Made some memories!
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