Rams Horn Cave

By Jeremy Patton

Rams Horn Cave is located in Pulaski County, Kentucky.

Rams Horn Cave 9/17/16

Rams Horn Cave 9/17/16

Note: I will not reveal its location in order to protect it from vandalism.

Delania and I discovered Rams Horn Cave on 9/17/16. I am fairly certain of its name, but I will update this article if I learn otherwise.

A scramble up a steep cliff led to a jagged, narrow entrance. We ventured perhaps a few hundred feet into the dark, then the ceiling lowered, requiring us to crawl on our forearms and knees. We were not ready for that kind of challenge, so we decided to save it for another day.

Jeremy Patton standing outside Rams Horn Cave 9/17/16

Jeremy Patton standing outside Rams Horn Cave 9/17/16

An array of wildlife resided just inside the entrance: cave crickets, centipedes, salamanders, a turtle and a snake. Thankfully, Delania spotted the snake lurking beneath a rock and we remembered to watch for it on the way out. It had probably crawled inside to escape the summer heat. We deemed the cave safer to explore during cold weather, when no snake could likely survive for long, even near the entrance.

9/17/16

9/17/16

9/17/16

9/17/16

9/17/16

9/17/16

We did not find cave formations, but marveled at the ancient, water-hewn walls.

Jeremy inside Rams Horn Cave 9/17/16

Jeremy inside Rams Horn Cave 9/17/16

We plan to return this winter, barring the presence of a bat population.

Delania outside Rams Horn Cave 9/17/16

Delania outside Rams Horn Cave 9/17/16

Added 9/20/16