Carlsbad Caverns

We visited Carlsbad Caverns the first week of May. While driving into the park where we could tour the caves, we past a small herd of Big Horn Sheep:

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To access the caves you have to pass through the Visitors’ Center. A replica of a stalagmite and some bats (who inhabit the caves) was on display.
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In the Visitors’ Center a model of the cave was on display:
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We chose the option of a self-guided tour on foot through this entrance:
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Saw some cactus in bloom along the way:
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A wee bit intimidating:
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The 800 foot descent takes 1.25 miles of these hairpin curves:
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Intrepid explorer!
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When we arrived 800 feet underground, we took a break at the lunch room and then continued on to the second self-guided tour of “The Big Room”.
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Thankfully, there was an elevator to return us to the top!

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2 Responses to Carlsbad Caverns

  1. mswiss says:

    WOW, those pictures are amazing!!!

    • fortquilt says:

      Thank you, Marlene. You have to see this place to believe it! As usual, I was just using my little Canon Sureshot digital camera with no flash. Each formation was lit up within the cave. I culled out at least 50% of what I shot.

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