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Introduction

Mammoth Cave, Cave City, KY

Wild Cave Tour

Duration: 6 to 6-1/2 hours
Caving Distance: 5-1/2 miles

Emphasis on: Safe caving techniques; environmental concerns; cave exploration (past and present); team building
Landmarks Seen: Carmichael Entrance, Cleaveland Avenue, Split Rock, Snowball Room (food available), Boone Avenue, various areas off developed tour trails, Travertine Tour route

Elevation change: 300 feet

Physical Challenges: Free-climbing cave walls; lengthy crawls through areas as tight as 9 inches high; walking in a crouched position; hand and knee crawls over jagged rocks and dirt; crawling through wet areas; twisting into and out of tight crawlway openings