Our last cub scout camp-out of the season was at Cathedral Caverns in Alabama. The boys camped and I stayed most of the afternoon and evening and then left before I got over allergified. It’s hard to imagine if you don’t live in an area that has this, but the fields literally turn yellow with pollen in spring. Which makes for some crazy allergies.
Moving on…Cathedral Caverns is a 1.3 mile hike round trip, and it’s one of the biggest caves in the state. It was one of the coolest hikes we’ve ever done! The boys were definitely excited:
They especially liked the stalactites and stalagmites:
The prehistoric megladon shark tooth in the ceiling:
It includes spaces that can fit a 120 foot building:
And I believe the largest cave opening in the state:
The hike is fairly straightforward, all paved, and because it’s a tour, you don’t really notice that you’re walking the distance. Then when you camp at one of the sites down the road from the cave, you’ve got this spectacular view:
J was thrilled because it’s the very first time he got to camp with just the guys:
But he still ran in the door with big hugs for me when they got home!