Mammoth Cave

Saturday July 12, 2020

I had to wait in line 1.5 hours to get a ticket to enter the cave. Because of Covid only 50 people are let into the cave at a time. There are a certain number of tickets that are reservable and a smaller number available for walk up. I was waiting on a walk up ticket.

The lowest elevation found in Mammoth Cave is 421 feet at the Green River.

Nearly 600,000 visitors take tours of the cave each year.

The cave and the land above it were established as a national park in 1941.

Three endangered species live in the cave: Kentucky cave shrimp, Indiana bats, and Grey bats.

The temperature inside Mammoth Cave is about 54°F, year-round. Temperatures near cave entrances can go a bit higher or lower.

Mammoth Cave has, so far, more than 390 miles of cave passage mapped, making Mammoth Cave by far the longest known cave in the world.

My handsome man!

Home sweet home for the night.

One thought on “Mammoth Cave

  1. Very cool. I think I’ve been in that cave before. If it’s the one I’m thinking of, there is a huge spring and a campground that only has a coin-operated shower. Bud and I used to tent camp a long time ago.

    Your van is so nice!  Berkley looks like he is enjoying the peace…or maybe the rest?

    Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!

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