1 month ago
Jonathan Irish Photography took this amazing photo while visiting Mammoth Cave N.P. He was on assignment with National_Geographic to visit all 59 National Parks in 52 weeks during the 2016 centennial of the Park Service.
If you wish to look at this entire project and all the park photos from this amazing trip, you can find it at the following link. www.thegreatestroadtrip.com/
If you would like to learn more about Mammoth Cave, visit our official web site www.nps.gov/maca/index.htm ... See MoreSee Less
Jacqueline Guerrero Cynthia Guerrero Angelica Guerrero Angelica Guerrero the mammoth caves down here in KY
Dave Baus remember this place?
Michael maybe I should go work for National Geographic lol
That would be a fantastic job!! So jealous lol
Ed Liddic ❤️❤️❤️
I’d like to find out more on how I can get assigned that project!
Mario Bahena Ortiz
Would a Stephen Bishop have ever crossed this pit? ;
That’s is just Amazingly Beautiful!!!😊Wow!!!
Well, shucks. Great picture.
Mammoth Cave National Park shared Jewel Cave National Monument's post.
1 month ago
Congratulations to Jewel cave for being the only other cave in the US to reach the 200 mile mark.A Caver's Journal ...
A team of six cavers entered #JewelCave this past Saturday, December 15. They made their way to Deep Camp, surveying in passages near the Limestone Lunchroom and Crushing Deepest. By the end of day one, the #cavers had mapped 1,713 feet of passage. Only 56 feet remained to be surveyed to reach the 200th mile mark.
The next day, the team traveled southeast another four hours to the end of the cave, beyond Where The Sun Never Shines. Before splitting up into two teams, the group surveyed the mile marker that they had been waiting for! Taking the final shot, they called the survey station #MILE200. The station label was written with soot from a carbide lamp, homage to past days of #exploration and all of the explorers who have helped reach this point over the years.
After surveying the mile marker, the group split into two teams, with one team surveying in passages going southeast and another team surveying in passages going west and south. The #cave is very large and complex, and it is not clear where it continues in this area. It will take more trips to discover the main way onward. One team found a room with continuous water dripping, calling it "Those Underground Falls," and the other team discovered a 7-foot tall, 5-foot diameter stalagmite, the largest active stalagmite in the cave.
Both teams surveyed over 1,600 feet for the day, putting the trip total at 3,338.75 feet. They returned to #DeepCamp to get some rest and headed out of the cave the following day. For sake of comparison with travel time inside the resource, the cavers left Deep Camp at around noon on Monday, December 17, and exited at 8:00 pm to a wonderful celebration!
#JECA #nationalparkservice #nationalmonument #midwestnps #FindYourPark #nps102 #parks102 #southdakota #blackhills #cavingadventure #cavescenery #lovecaves #exploreanddiscover ... See MoreSee Less
I know someone who is going to be very happy about this. 😊
Lucky to have been to both!