Carlsbad Caverns

After an intense hike to the top of the Guadalupe Mountains, we plunged into the depths of the earth at the Carlsbad Caverns.

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The sights inside are jaw-dropping. There is no way to explain how huge these underground rooms are. We hiked our way down the 800 food decent, then continued to explore the several miles of underground trail. I took some photos, but it’s impossible to covey the vastness of the space.

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Once in the “Big Room” we took a tour through the “Kings Palace.” The ranger turned the lights out for us so we could see what it was like when it was first discovered. Then, we continued with our headlamps.

The most interesting park was learning about Jim White, the man who discovered the caves when he was 16(!) years old. He dedicated the rest of his life to the exploration and publication of the natural wonder.


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