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  • Stop 12 - Lookout Mountain

    70 Feet beneath your feet is Lookout Mountain in Rafinesque Hall. The view of the cave from Lookout Mountain is a pile of rocks (the view of the woods where you are standing is much better.)

    The pile of rocks, however, is interesting. It demonstrates a place where a large trunk cave passage has been interrupted. The passage once continued on across this area, but when the valley cut downward, erosion cut into the cave itself and sealed it off.

    If the pile of rocks were gone, Lookout Mountain would truly look out.