Monday, January 25, 2016

Carlsbad Cavern*

Carlsbad Cavern Natural Entrance
The Cavern sits in a natural gully of the Guadaloupe Mountains.  The elevators are not working, and we walked down through the natural entrance.  It was a benefit of sorts; the walk down offering sights one would miss riding directly to the bottom.  The large rooms at the bottom are filled with all the beauties one would expect of a cave.  It's 750' to the bottom, which means it is 750' to the top.  My pictures could not do justice to the vastness, the quiet, the dark the dripping water, the formations.  It was a sight not to be seen anywhere else.  
Chihuahuan Desert
The National Park building sits atop a bluff and offers a panoramic view of the Chihuahuan Desert. There were dust storms racing across the blues, greens, browns as far as the eye could see.