Oct 28, 2010

Mammoth Cave

Here is where you buy your ticket to go through the Mammoth hole in the ground.
It was $12 apiece for us to take the "History Tour".

The history tour starts out by marching down the hill to the caves natural entrance.

The first big room you get to is huge!
Flash cameras could not capture it. It is just to big.

Here is a fence they used to keep cows from getting lost in the cave.

Not really. It is hollowed out logs they used to bring water down in the cave to help with a salt peter mine that used to be in the cave.

This rock is called the giant coffin. Here is where I guide told us not to carve on the cave walls while we watched a guy carve on the cave wall and pose for pictures with it. Nice.

She also had all of the lights turned out and showed us the lanterns they used to use in the cave when the first tours were given.

She then blew it out to let us experience how dark the cave was.
This "darkness" lasted about a nanosecond before some man panicked, cried for his Mommy and turned on his flash light. Jerk.

We had another guy in our group that keep wander of and had to be cashed down by the park rangers. People are amazingly stupid.

Look at the giant coffin picture again and notice the people in our group going behind the rock.
This is where our tour continued.

Down we go deeper into the heart of the Earth.


the flash works better now that the cave passages are smaller.

You really had to watch your head.

Getting crazy short.

Now we are getting ready to go through Fatman's Misery and they also called it Tallman's agony.

Notice how small the area is for our legs and our heads.

The floor got taller and the ceiling got lower as we went.

I hope no one unplugs the lights.

This was our tour guide. I think there were 89 people in our group.

Levi was a little scared.

He kept hitting his head on the ceiling then he invented this clearance indicator.

Two hours later we made it to the opening again.

Resting outside the cave.

This is the natural entrance from my resting spot.
You can see the rail and people in the bottom left corner.

Back up to the car and the road to Indiana.

1 comment:

Emmalea said...

We can always count on you getting your $12 worth. Nice to know there are some things that don't really change much --- like the cave tour. Seem like the big difference is the disrespect people have for our world and for authority. (Thanks for behaving yourself.) I would like for someone to turn in a photo of that doofus that carved on the wall.Of course he probably felt his $12 fee entitled him that privilege. Idiot.
Thanks for the 2 minute tour It was great.