Someone just found 8 miles of unexplored caverns in Mammoth Cave
Mammoth Cave is one of Kentucky’s magical wonders. The underground caves take tourists for miles around. Recently, cave researchers have discovered more fun. Incredibly, 8 miles of unknown and totally unexplored caves have been found.
Mammoth Cave is the largest cave in the world spanning over 420 recorded miles. The first cave mapping dates back to the 1840s with a man named Steven Bishop.
Mammoth Cave National Park spans nearly 53,000 acres in the hills of south-central Kentucky and includes river valleys, forests, historic churches and cemeteries, sinkholes and the longest cave system in the world. world.
It is reported by Mammoth Cave officials that volunteers from the Cave Research Foundation recently discovered the miles during a visit.
According to Cincinnati.com;
CRF volunteers visit the park each year to study the newly discovered passages, according to the National Park Service website. Surveyors often used a compass, tape measure or laser range finder and inclinometer to record the direction, distance and slope of the passage.
Mammoth Cave is open to visitors year round. However, they observe specific holidays and these can be found on their website.
If you’ve never been to Mammoth Cave and think you might want to plan a vacation, you can stay inside the park. From staying at the lodge to bring a tent or camper van and just stay inside the park. You can do what is best for your family or your traveling companions.
There is a list of things to do in the park;
- ride a horse
- cave tours
- rangers run programs
The park has something for everyone and it just got better with more miles added.
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