posted on Apr, 9 2011 @ 02:51 PM
reply to post by AOA2012
I just got home from Gatlinburg Tennessee, we went to Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, the guide explained to us how this cave system (many caves in
southern Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, TN., etc. But this cave is monitored by the United States Government and many Universities around the world.
"The bedrock shifted" he said "From the Great Quakes of..."
and before he could answer I replied "1811 and 1812" which was the last time the New Madrid Fault line let loose. He was amazed I was so
knowledgeable and kept pulling me off to the side describing more and more, because I was probably the only one interested. But, we drank from the
river in the cave and really had a blast.
But, I was in Gatlinburg from the 30th through April 4th, so the whole time we were in our chalet I was freaking out because of all the threads on
here about how the New Madrid Fault line could go on the 30th! I see a lot of mudslides and devastation to that area (near permanent road closures)
because of the brittle layered limestone-that is usually already standing up on an angle and exposed to freezing (expanding and contracting) therefor
a very unsafe places to live i.e. a house hanging off a mountain, you living right at the mountains bottom, and so on.
But we love it down there, the Smoky's are simply amazing-Cade's Cove