A bit of a departure from my usual sketches and illustrations today, since I took a day trip up to Mammoth Cave National Park for some hiking.
I was a park ranger at Mammoth Cave for a few summers (and autumns, and winters, actually) while I was in college, and I’ve got a serious soft spot for the place. These poor pictures really can’t do the place justice.
The air today feels like a different planet compared to only a week ago…there’s almost a a hint of Fall to it, though the sun is still pretty high and warm. The trail I’m on in these photos is Turnhole Bend, one of my favorite views of the river from up above.
As the year gets cooler, I’ll probably be in Mammoth Cave quite a bit more, so at least once a month or so, I’ll try to upload some natural goodies. Even as out of shape as I am ( there’s a lot of, um, hills in the park, obviously) I really, really needed this today. Its weird how just being out there for a few hours can really hit that reset button. I’ve kind of made a promise to myself that I’m going to try and get out to the park once a week and breathe some green. Maybe next time I’ll post some pictures down by the river.
PS: all these photos are massively embiggenable if you click them.