A Walk in the Park – 2012
Contact: Gayle Giesecke, 270-758-2152
The Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park will hold the annual 2012 Walk In The Park event on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. This year's Walk will feature three activities. The first option will be a four-mile walk on the Mammoth Cave Railroad Hike and Bike Trail called the Hike & Bike Trail Trek. The second option will be a Ranger-led activity on the Heritage Trail, a ¼-mile board walk, called the Roll and Stroll (for those who need a more level surface, use motorized equipment, or moms with strollers). The third option will be a more rugged outing, the Big Woods Hike, to a section of virgin timber on the north side of the park.
"The Walk in the Park event has become a wonderful tradition at the Park and it's a perfect time of year for everyone to enjoy the great fall weather and the beauty of the park," said Acting Superintendent Bruce Powell. "We look forward to a great turn out of area residents and visitors alike."
Participants should register at www.friendsofmammothcave.org. On-site registration will also be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. All proceeds help fund projects and programs for Mammoth Cave National Park. Donations are tax deductible. Refreshments will be provided and t-shirts will be available on-site for $10.
Participants should meet at the Mammoth Cave Hotel parking area for check-in, registration, and departures. If the Mammoth Cave ferry is closed due to low or high water, Big Woods hikers should meet at the Maple Springs parking area at 10:00 a.m.
For questions, call Executive Director Gayle Giesecke at (270) 758-2152 or (270) 597-7604.
Did You Know?
Mammoth Cave is the world's longest known cave, with more than 400 miles of interconnected passages—so long that if the second and third longest caves in the world were joined together, Mammoth Cave would still be the planet's longest cave and have more than 100 miles left over!