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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Carlsbad Caverns

There are two ways into the caverns, the natural entrance and the elevator. We took the natural entrance in. It was a big black hole in the earth.
It was quite a hike down into the cave.
750ft down. 1 mile down the natural entrance.
This picture is looking up back to the entrance after we had done down a ways.
The formations in side the cave were awesome.
there were crystal clear pools of water all around the cave.

This one is called the lion's tail.

This one's called the...well, you can use your imagination.
This is an entrance down to another cave under the big room cave.

The caverns are pretty inactive nowadays, but this is the most active part of the cavern. This stalagmite is still actively being formed. It looked all wet and shiny.

Overall it was a really great trip and the caverns were really beautiful and awesome. I'm so glad we went. It was worth the wait.


KuskoMama said...

Awesome photography! Looks like an incredible place!

Anonymous said...

Those were some awsome pics!! It looks like to cave we went to on put-in-bay! Hope you have a great year!!


Ashley Louth said...

I have been to Carlsbad Caverns. They are amazing! My family went when we visited my brother at Artesia, NM. He was graduating from the Border Patrol Acadamy.. That was almost one year ago.