Mammoth Cave National Park | The Longest Cave System IN THE WORLD! | Mammoth Cave, KY

Mammoth Cave National Park is just beautiful! It is the site of the world’s longest-known cave system(!), and home to over 130 species of plant and wildlife. We encountered birds, snakes, turtles, frogs, and butterflies. Sadly, we didn’t see any bats. That’s an extra-special occurrence here, as so much of the population has died off due to White Nose Syndrome. Interesting fact: Bats are important for healthy ecosystems and contribute at least $3 billion annually to the U.S. agriculture economy through pest control and pollination. Our day included a tour of the park (including the history of transportation & colonial deforestation and the resulting preservation & reforestation), a picnic along one of the hiking trails, wildlife spotting at a lake, and an afternoon taking in more trails on horseback. | For more, follow our adventures in real time on Instagram stories: https://www.instagram.com/stephenandandie 📸

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We're Stephen & Andie – married Angelenos now based in North Carolina. Unlike most people who ditched their jobs to travel full-time, our jobs ditched us in 2020 (you know why...), so we're taking it as a sign! Join us as we make our way around the U.S. (for now) and eventually the world, sharing the sights, flavors, and stories we come across as we go.

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