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Photo #1159 – 01.17.12

Family Trip to Mammoth Cave

Caves are cool.  And I don’t mean in terms of temperature (this particular cave is usually around 54 degrees Fahrenheit), but rather in terms of all the neat stalagtites and stalagmites, bats and other cave creatures, enormous caverns, and many other beautiful formations in the world beneath the ground.  This photo was taken in the summer of 1993 during a family vacation that included a stop at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.  Mammoth Cave is the longest cave system in the world, with nearly 400 miles of explored caves, and I’m standing with my sister, brother, and mom (dad is taking the photo) near the Frozen Niagara formation in the cave.  I tried to find a more recent photo of the same location, and found this shot from 2010 {click here} that includes the large stalagtite behind Michael’s head (it’s to the left of the guy in the linked photo)…basically, it looks about the same, just with newer (and sturdier) handrails.

So next time you’re driving somewhere and see a sign for a cave…be a tourist and go check it out!


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