Rare Cave to be SealedSubmitted by RobHino on Wed, 04/03/2013 - 16:49
The dark underground void uncovered at a North Side construction site offered no clues as to what it held.
Geologist Philip Pearce's job was to find out, and he climbed down the steep and unstable slope using his hands to slow his descent.
What he found below the Ridge at Lookout Canyon Phase II subdivision, near the northern edge of Bexar County, was one of the most decorated caves ever discovered in the area, according to local spelunkers and cave protection associations.
The colors range from bright white and pink to dark red and brown throughout its 450-foot length.