Mammoth Cave

UNESCO World Heritage credentials join with national park status to mark out the great Mammoth Cave as one of the largest underground tunnel systems in the world. It runs for a mega 400 miles through the subterrane of Kentucky, sprouting into hidden chambers and rooms and bottomless pits that are said to descend to the very center of the planet. The human history of the site is also enthralling, with tales of more than 5,000 years of habitation to unravel.

The place that made me happy about no cell service - backcountry camping at Mammoth Cave National Park. We hiked in about 10 miles and camped for the night. Our friends told us it was close to water, but we ended up hiking through tall grass (and wondering how many snakes there were) and then shimmying down a steep dirt hill to get to said water.

UNESCO World Heritage credentials join with national park status to mark out the great Mammoth Cave as one of the largest underground tunnel systems in the world. It runs for a mega 400 miles through the subterrane of Kentucky, sprouting into hidden chambers and rooms and bottomless pits that are said to descend to the very center of the planet. The human history of the site is also enthralling, with tales of more than 5,000 years of habitation to unravel.

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