Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mammoth Cave National Park

Lionel and I decided to take advantage of my three day weekend for Memorial Day last weekend and we headed off to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky to visit the cave and enjoy the great outdoors.  We ended up having an amazing weekend, despite the record high temperatures.  Luckily the caves were cool but our hikes above ground were a little more painful with the humidity and the temperatures that got up to 97 degrees Fahrenheit.  On the way home on Monday we even stopped to visit Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace in Hodgenville, KY, which was interesting and good for a short stop on the way back.

Here are a few photos of our weekend:

inside Mammoth Cave
Lionel and I inside Mammoth Cave

the historic entrance to mammoth cave

waiting to drive onto the ferry to cross the Green River in Mammoth Cave National Park...only 3 cars at a time.  Seems like it would be easier to just build a bridge!

hiking in the park

having lunch inside the cave

exploring the cave on a 4.5 hour, 4 mile cave tour!

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Memorial

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace cabin inside the Memorial

view over Mammoth Cave National Park and the Green River on one of our hikes

1 comment:

  1. Howdy,

    Thanks for the "view over Mammoth Cave National Park and the Green River on one of our hikes" picture! I am using it as my desktop and it is very inspiring, it looks like my home :)

    Interesting blog