I stop counting once it is passed 10,000,000. years
Seen one stalagmite seen ‘em all.
Sure, but they stand on terra firma. But to see a 20 foot stalactite hanging down from the ceiling, wih just a little drop of water at the tip is an awesome sight, especially when they come in a variety of subtle colors depending on the chemicals the water picked up leaching down from the surface.
I had the good fortune to visit Carlsbad Caverns, NM. some 750 down. We used the Natural Entrance route and it was awesome. Later we watched the bats swarm from the cave, by the thousands. For awhile the sky was completely blacked out.
edited stalactite for correctness.