Oct 08, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
The cave was impressive for its size, but not as beautiful as most caves are, only the last 1/8th mile had any stalactites or stalagmites, the rest of the cave is only rock.
Today we toured Mammoth Cave, It got its name cause it so huge 371 miles discovered so far. We toured for 4 1/2 hours seeing 4 miles. If you think vacationing is a good way to get out of work, not today!!!, It was steep inclines, 700 plus stairs and like being in a sauna. Heck I probably loss weight today. Its a limestone cave and some gypsum. The 1st mile was an easy stroll thru a well lit passage way, The 2nd mile was thru a vary wet dark slot canyon, sometimes one would have to go sideways and stoop to get thru spots, The 3rd mile was sheer hell, up and down, up and down, and up and down, well you get the picture, most of the 700 steps were in this area. Halfway we stoped for lunch and bathroom break. they sold us a box lunch with a sandwich, soup, chips, cookie and an apple.with a drink for $7.50 pretty good deal for that far underground, the bathrooms were put in during the 50s and were pretty good and clean. They have a service elevator for bring the food in, and pumps on the surface to pump out the bathrooms thru tubes.