This morning's hike took us a short distance from home to the Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park when we took the bunkum cave trail. It's a place we've been in our youth even before there was a trail!
From the overlook the sunlight was pointing the way.
After a little cave exploring we made our way back to the parking lot taking the upper loop of the trail.
Our total was 1.9 miles with some steep stairs and hills that we think should count for more!
Here's a little cave history:
One of many caves located on Highland Rim, Bunkum Cave is situated along the headwaters of Cove Creek, just south of the Cordell Hull Birthplace. The mouth of the cave is approximately 100 feet wide and 30 feet high. A 1992 survey of the cave by the Tennessee Division of Archeology found evidence that the cave had been occupied during the Middle Woodland period (c. 1000 B.C. - 1000 A.D.). William Hull, Cordell's father, used the cave to house a moonshine still.