Monday, June 18, 2018

Mammoth Cave National Park, Frozen Niagara

Hello and happy Monday everyone.

These are photos from our road trip and visit to Mammoth Cave National Park on May 4-7. On May 5th hubby and I had reserved a cave tour called the Frozen Niagara. The tour lasted 1 hour 15 minutes, we were taken by bus to the cave entrance.

Mammoth Caves are known for their big rooms, this Frozen Niagara tour took us into an area that has some pretty cave decorations.













This was the wettest day on our trip, Kentucky received 3 inches of rain and it was the day of the Kentucky Derby. A rainy day was a good day to be inside the caves, no rain there!




 Not too many steps on this tour, we picked this tour because it described as one of the more decorated sections of the cave. 



A Cave Cricket, important for the cave's ecosystem.






Outside the cave at the Sloan's Crossing Pond, we took a short loop walk around this pond in the park. I did see a couple of Wood Ducks with ducklings. They hid quickly in the reeds.


Rain drops keep falling on my head, lol. Are you familiar with the BJ Thomas song?


Honeysuckle




 The following day hubby took the Historic Tour which was two hours, during that time I went on an easy hike and did some birding. 


I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. I wish everyone a great new week ahead.


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As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

53 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for your visits and comments, enjoy your day!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma bela reportagem com fotografias excelentes.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Janneke said...

That must have been a great tour in the caves. Your photos are magnificent, a surreal atmosphere with the light, lovely. It was indeed better in the caves than outside in the rain.

Tom said...

...its own special world.

Jenn Jilks said...

Wow. A cave!

David Gascoigne said...

Next time you take a road trip head north of the border and we will show you many delightful places.....and many great birds too.

Weekend-Windup said...

It would have been a wonderful experience being inside the cave.Amazing shots of the cave:)

Sandra said...

that cave is beautiful, you had the trip of a lifetime

Lynne said...

Thanks Eileen . . .
Looks pretty inside . . .
Stalagtites and stalagmites . . .
(Not sure of the spellings.)
I remember as a young girl visiting the Cave of the Mounds in Wisconsin . . .
Something about going down inside a place “feeds” into my claustrophobic feelings . . .
If you ever get to Ireland, New Grange is a must for you . . . phenomenal!
Talk about claustrophobia . . . oh my . . .
But the history and structure is unbelievable.

Mary Hone said...

That cave is great, how pretty that is.

Karen S. said...

Beautiful place to be on a hot and humid day, much like we're experiencing right now!

Sondra said...

Caves are truly unworldly looking...an adventure just to see it.

Karen said...

Such an interesting tour of Frozen Niagara! I do remember "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" Funny story for me. When I got married at age 21, my husband took me to a fancy restaurant. He asked the live band to dedicate a popular song of their choice to me. They played that song!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Wonderful caves and colors! They are very special.
Happy Monday! I wish you a nice week ahead!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...


I really need to make it up to Mammoth Cave

Cloudia said...

Aw I love our walkabouts, E! Thank You

Denise inVA said...

A Cave Cricket? Never seen one of those before. Great photos of the cave and others too. Thanks Eileen and have a great week.

rupam sarma said...

Amazing caves. Thanks for all pics.
Have a nice week ahead.

Missy George said...

Rainy days are good days to visit caves..Beautiful photos..Yes, The Kentucky Derby was a little wet!!!Good pic of the Cave Cricket..Enjoy your week..

carol l mckenna said...

What awesome caves ~ intriguing and lovely photography ~

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

happyone said...

Great pictures of the cave. I enjoyed a tour of the caves a few years back.

Linda Kay said...

I was in this cave many years ago, and it is very unusual and very big!

italiafinlandia said...

Interesting new place and ecosystem.
A lovely week to you too!

Nancy J said...

That is a wonderful cave, but I would stay outside. What great colours.

RedPat said...

The inside of the cave is amazing, Eileen! I still think I would be nervous in there!

Bob Bushell said...

Fantastic cave Eileen.

Linda W. said...

Great place to spend a rainy day.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, We have talked about the Frozen Niagara tour --but have never taken it... Looks intriguing... I do have a question... How long is the hike? Are there places to sit down along the way or are you on your feet the entire time? Now that I have A-Fib---I have to be careful what I do.... IF my heart rate jumps way up (like going up steps), I have to stop for a few minutes, sit down and rest. Then I'm good to go... Frustrating --but life for me at this point. Thanks for your thoughts.

Hugs,
Betsy

Out on the prairie said...

What an exciting adventure, I remember walking quite a bit when I went along time ago.Nice to be out of the elements and have a fun day.

Jeanie said...

All beautiful but those cave photos knock me out!

ellen b. said...

Amazing cave. Glad you could tour it. Several years ago our sons and I were able to see the Carlsbad Caverns and that was so interesting. Hope you have a good week.

Klara S said...

Cool shots. Amazing place.

William Kendall said...

It is magnificent inside!

Sandi said...

Oh, WOW!

Dee said...

Great photo of the cave cricket!

Angie said...

Fabulous sights inside the cave, especially the cricket! When you mentioned the rain, I thought you were going to say that you DID see rain in the cave, since water is what made the cave … glad that was not the case!

Wandering Wren said...

I'm going to be singing that song all day now Eileen and talking of songs one of the songs at the tennis last week was "c'mon Eileen" - I digress from your wonderful pics, that cave tour looked really good!
Wren x

Forest Dream Weaver said...

This is fascinating.....timeless. Not somewhere one would expect to find a cricket but all creatures must find a home.
Happy Tuesday!

Jeevan said...

Absolutely wonderful cave and the spikes give terrific look and nice light to watch these natural decorations… it should be a different experience venture such wonders. Beautiful shots on rain drops and pond!

Photo Cache said...

The cave is incredible. I have been to only 2 caves so far and nothing this incredible either.

Worth a Thousand Words

Our photos said...

Wow, that is nice !

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow, Eileen -- the cave formations are so interesting and so dramatic!! The cave cricket was a little creepy--it was so pale

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

We are going to be in Kentucky at the end of July! I wish I had time to stop and see these caves. Maybe we will have to get up a little earlier! Have a great week!

alp said...

Desde luego, un reportaje estupendo..un saludo desde Murcia.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Mammoth caves look very cool. I enjoyed your post very much. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Chan said...

I have made a few visits to caves before. I have not seen a cave cricket but one of the cave I visited has lots of bats and very wet and eerie. I can still remember the song "Raindrops keep falling on my head". Have a great day!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
This must have been a great trip to the caves.
I think it's really beautiful caves, the colors are beautiful also.
Best regards, Irma

Debbie said...

oh eileen, the cave pictures are extraordinary!!! an awesome capture of the cave cricket!!

i enjoyed this post and i am wishing you a great week as well!!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I can appreciate the beauty of a cave, and I've done a little exploring in them, but I would much rather stay above ground. Great photos.
Have a great rest of your week,

Andrea

Екатерина Балагурова said...

What an interesting place!

NatureFootstep said...

wow, a place worth visitng :) It´s been decades since I visited a cave. Miss it. Love your shots.

Lowcarb team member said...

Can't say I'd heard of a cave cricket, let alone seen one. What a good photograph.
It all looks amazing.

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

your cave photography here and in the post above is outstanding!

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