Mammoth Cave Rotunda Room Fills Up with Fog [PHOTOS]
My days of touring the caves at Mammoth Cave National Park are likely over. I'm only basing this on my dad's experience when I was a kid, but it's a legit concern.
Back in the 70s, our family visited Mammoth Cave and during the tour, we encountered a passageway known as Fat Man's Misery. Well, Dad, being a "portly" gentleman as my great-grandmother used to refer to him, experienced a bit of a struggle getting through it but persevered and made it. Of course, he hammed it up the whole time and we laughed our butts off.
I could probably suck it in enough to get through it too. But my issue is clearance. At 6'5" tall, I'm not sure how keen I am on walking through a cave. I have some minor claustrophobia issues and I'm not sure if they'd rear their ugly head or not.
But if something like what happened Sunday ever happened again, I wouldn't mind trying to get as far as the Rotunda Room inside Mammoth Cave.
I have never heard of this particular phenomenon. I'm sure it's happened before; weather occurrences are rarely completely unheard of. But how weird would it be to happen upon a fog bank INSIDE a cave?
Too bad they can't MAKE that happen, because THAT is stunning. Of course, if they COULD make it happen, it wouldn't be that big a deal.
How fortunate we are to having one of the world's greatest natural wonders in our own backyard. I hope none of us ever takes it for granted.