Lehman Caves new virtual tour to be released online

Posted at 12:39 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 16:12:35-04

Using LiDAR scanning technology, Great Basin National Park has developed a full color virtual tour of Lehman Caves.

This new video will be released on July 30 as a three-part series for the public to view.

The LiDAR scan took 5 billion points of information and over 50,000 photos were taken to add color data. The virtual tour will be available in 4K.

This intense data is also helpful to cave managers. It documents where the current trail is and current conditions in the cave and light locations.

It will also allow cave managers to experiment virtually with new lighting design to improve the experience for visitors and cave life.

Ranger Aleesha will be giving the tour of Lehman Caves to go on an adventure and discover how people have used and impacted the cave and what critters really do live in caves.

The virtual tour will be available to watch on here.