Today I hiked to Alum Cave with some friends. This was a short 4.5 mile hike, and we cruised through, getting to Alum Cave in 45 minutes. The roof of Alum Cave had large icicles that were rapidly melting in the sun. Every now and then a chunk would fall to the cave floor. Even though it is winter here, today was a beautiful, sunny day, but, because it is winter, there were not many interesting or colorful things to photograph. The only interesting thing was the patterns in the ice.