Sequoia National Park is one of our oldest national parks. It encompasses a vast portion of the Sierra Nevada mountains, approximately 630 square miles, most of which is designated wilderness with no access other than on foot. It also includes the highest mountain peak in the contiguous 48 states, Mount Whitney.
Cub Run is near Nolin River Lake. We parked at the Wax Recreation Area campground near Cub Run at a nice lake front RV site.
My brother Hew lives near Cub Run. He has a lake front home there that is nestled among the trees in a very tranquil setting. We visited with him and took a drive together around to some of the other lake parks and campgrounds: Nolin Lake State Park, Dog Creek Campground and the Nolin Lake Dam.
Since we were so close, we took the opportunity to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park. This year marks the 200th year since public tours began at Mammoth Cave. We were here in 2014 when we took the New Entrance tour. This time we took the Cleveland Avenue tour and did a little hiking. We can add this to our 2016 caves and caverns visits. Of course, Mammoth Cave rules all others with its 435 miles of mapped passages.
Next stop: Bardstown, KY
We settled on Woodville, parking at Parnell Creek RV Park, since we couldn’t really find a suitable RV park close in to Huntsville. Our primary objective was to visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. Woodville is about 20 miles southeast of Huntsville.
With over 400 miles so far explored and mapped, Mammoth Cave (pics) is the largest cave system in the world. And it’s the largest by a large margin, larger than the next 3 largest combined. Mammoth Cave is located about 30 miles north of Bowling Green, Kentucky. We made our trip to Mammoth Cave while visiting with my brother who lives on Nolin Lake in Cub Run, KY.