Day 194: Cave Signatures


Found another cave inscription that I think is petty sweet. Not technically a signature because nobody was named.

It says simply:
In God we trust
In guide we trust

Why would it say that? Because you gotta have faith in the guide who has the fuel and know how to get you out of the cave safely.

I’m sure there are some visitors who would mouth off to a guide and get left behind just to make a point.

Day 148: Bishop


Ed Bishop, guide.

Ed did mountains of exploration in Mammoth Cave. He is best known for his expeditions with Max Kaemper in 1908.

He must have been a pretty cool cat to do exploration with another cat from Germany. They sometimes took young ladies along on their expeditions as well.

Some of the famous place names I lead people through today on wild tours were first discovered and named by Ed and Max.

This particular signature is found on the tourist trails along Main Cave. Easy to find if you know where to look.