Bats, Consumption, and More

Our thighs and calf muscles got a mega workout in the cave today! We walked three miles in a little over 2.5 miles. We learned that Native Americans used the cave as far back as 5,000 years ago. We saw two buildings that were built in the 1800’s to house a doctor that treated patients with tuberculosis in the cave. The patients never saw the light of day once they went in the cave. We also learned that the bats that live in the cave have white nose fungus so upon exiting the cave we were instructed to wash the soles of our shoes in a solution of water and Woolite to prevent it from spreading should we visit a different cave system. We had a great time hiking through the cave. We walked over 10,000 steps while in there!

We saw stalactites, we saw water pouring out of a sinkhole, and we also saw a bat on the way out of the cave.

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