Being successful riding a horse we thought we would try something a little more difficult. We headed over to Hidden River Cave.

A look from above at Hidden River Cave... Yes we repelled down the face of the cave
A look from above at Hidden River Cave… Yes we repelled down the face of the cave

 

We signed up for a package available at Jellystone which included a tour of the cave, one zip line, one repel, and entrance to the museum.

Starting the cave tour
Starting the cave tour

 
Heading down.
Heading down.

 
Looking back up from the bottom
Looking back up from the bottom

 

The cave tour was good, filled with the history of the town and how the cave was misused. How the cave was able to naturally filter out the garbage. The cave was used to generate hydroelectric power and provide water to homes and businesses. Now on to the fun stuff.

Suiting up for the zipline and repelling.
Suiting up for the zipline and repelling.

 
Nina led us off like a pro. Happy to step off the edge.
Nina led us off like a pro. Happy to step off the edge.

 
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MomRepelStart

 
Mom Repel Bar

 
Nina Repel Wall

 
NinaRepel

 
GarrettRepelAbove

 
GarrettRepelStart

 
GarrettRepelHang

 
Aurora was a little light but the instructor helped her get started.
Aurora was a little light but the instructor helped her get started.

 
Aurora Repel Above

 
Aurora Repel W

 
Aurora Repelling down the 75' cave entrance.
Aurora Repelling down the 75′ cave entrance.

 

The kids handled the repel a whole lot better than I did. Even Aurora who had to be pulled down because she didn’t weight enough to release the braking system of the harness figured out how to give some slack and had fun bouncing her way down. Hopefully some early memories they won’t forget.

Our last cave was Mammoth Cave itself. Unfortunatley because too many people complained that “the flash” hurts my eyes we didn’t get any pictures of the cave itself. Too dark.

This was an interesting pic. Because of the heat of KY and the coolness of the cave it creates a layer of fog. It is 90+ deg. above the fog line and 60 deg below. Very cool.

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So after 5 days of fun we said good bye to Cindy and Yogi and headed off to Indianapolis for more fun but that is a story for another time.

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