Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Our Cave Tour

I am finally getting around to posting the last part of our cave tour -when we are actually in the cave. The other post is here.

Wow, hard hats! I was impressed already. I would not have thought about wearing head protection in a cave but that made so much sense! They also supplied the knee pads. Phew! Off to a good start. Walking down the stairs was cool, and once down there it was hard to imagine that there was ever fast flowing water coursing through the rock, pitting the sides. It was also hard to imagine that we only covered about a mile since we were down there three hours! It did not seem like that long, in spite of being surrounded on all sides by rock.
So what is spelunking?
Twisting, turning, crawling, underground exploring- basically in-the-earth rock climbing.

We had a great time!

-- Post From My iPhone


Anita said...

We had plans and in fact, did go to Mammoth Cave in January, but it was the week of the ice storm that left everyone without electricity for weeks. Our hotel didn't have electricity and we had to find somewhere else to stay. Hope to try again next year.

Denise said...

Very cool. Don't think I could have down there 3 hours though!