Mammoth Cave Recap

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Length of Stay:

  • 3 days, 4 nights

Highs:

  • Wild Cave tour
  • Kayaking down the Green River
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Enjoying a day out on the water

Lows:

  • Not be able to waltz through a cave entrance and explore on my own (something to do with safety, I guess…)

Favorite Hike:

  • Echo Springs – you get to see where the water flows out of the cave system

Favorite Treat:

  • Bourbon balls – they’re kind of like a chocolate truffle
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Cave Exploration

The Wild Cave tour in Mammoth Caves was extraordinary! To start off, I had to gear up in a full-body coverall suit, bandanna, helmet, headlamp, gloves, and knee pads. I knew from the get-go that I would be embarking on an epic mission. For the next 6 hours, I crawled, squeezed, and hiked my way through 5 miles of underground territory. Although I never had any moments of claustrophobia, it was pretty surreal to contemplate the fact that I was over 300 feet below the surface.

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Tyler and I taking a break after a long belly-scramble

Not only did I learn a lot about the history of the cave (at one point there was a tuberculosis hospital down there), but I was able to appreciate the beauty of its many formations.

It took 2 showers to get all the dust off my body.