Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller, Jacqueline Miller, Matt Miller, Holly Miller, Shane Miller
Date: July 15-17, 2003
We visited here a half dozen times over the years camp, to hike outside, to take walking tours through different sections of the cave or to take Intro to Caving Tour and crawl, climb and wedge ourselves through tight areas of the cave. Mammoth Cave became a National Park in 1941 and today is a World Heritage Site. The cave is the world’s largest known cave system with over 400 miles of surveyed passageways. Only 3% of the cave is accessible to visitors.
Our family camped out at Mammoth Cave Campground and enjoyed some delicious meals over the campfire. Deer came out at night and in (Photo#4) Shane and Holly are feeding a deer (look for the deer’s eyeshine in the upper right of the photo). The following morning Holly, Matt and I saw many wild turkeys (Photo#5) on our way to the Visitors Center to take the 3.5 hour Intro to Caving Tour (Photo#6 & 7). That afternoon we all walked through the cave on the Violet City Lantern Tour carrying lanterns up and down passageways, past the TB Cabins and viewing beautiful stalagtite/stalagmite formations (Photo#8 & #9).