Monday, June 2, 2014

Day 4- Carlsbad Caverns

We were going to spend the morning hiking Sitting Bull Falls, but they were closed due to some flooding last fall.  We decided to spend the whole day at Carlsbad aCaverns instead.  This is near the entrance to the cave, with a time of cacti scattering the entrance.  

We are getting ready to walk down the natural entrance into the cave. It is about a mile and a half hike.
You can see the switchbacks during the entrance into the cave.
While walking in the caves, we loved watching the formations, the stalagmites and the stalactites. We even got to Watch a stalagmite being formed! 
We took a lot of pictures inside the case, although the lighting on our camera does not do the natural beauty any justice  at all.

We entered "the big room", which ended up being another mile and a half hike through this one portion of the cave.  It was enormous!

We did learn on our hike that new chambers of the caves are still continually being discovered.

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