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Apr 30, 2018 - Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Checked in to Carlsbad ... tomorrow we will be touring the caverns .... This morning (5/1) bright and early we visited Carlsbad Caverns National Park. We have toured Florida Caverns and the Mammoth Caves in Kentucky and this is both Jim and my favorite .. hands down. Florida Caverns you can see a little more color and was our first choice until this visit but the leisurely walk through these caverns gave us more opportunity to truly enjoy the beauty of the cavern. The visitor center was great .. several films, lots of interactive displays...

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Oct 16, 2015 - day 11 - whites city nm - rv park

day 11 photos to las cruses nm via the guadalupe mountain range, salt flats & rocky desert...nice photos here... but 130 miles w/no services...5300' mtn pass... I must again remind everyone, this trip is no scenic photo trip, it is just a whim of ours to do historic "old roads" some more notable than others. our done list so far are: rt66, rt50, rt40, rt395 in calif. alaska hiway in 1970, i8, rt101 in west coast, now doing rts 80 & 180...and those i cannot remember their numbers thru the years, some were very scenic, others just old...

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Mar 18, 2011 - Carlsbad Caverns, NM

Going Down Under, so to speak. Spelunking, anyone?? Having been in other caves in Oregon – like the lava tube near Bend, and the Oregon Caves – Carlsbad was very impressive, comparatively. The first thing I noticed was that we were not required to take in any type of hand held lights, lanterns or head lamps. The Cavern is extremely vast – at least the public access part. There is a paved path with handrails throughout the journey, and they had a Hollywood lighting expert place lights in such a manner as to both help light the pathways –...

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Apr 27, 2010 - Carlsbad Caverns

As I had mentioned in last nights blog the plan today was to go explore the Carlsbad Caverns. I knew that in order to get both tours in that I had planned we’d be in the cavern a good four to five hours. I didn’t miss it by much, both tours ended up taking just over four hours start to finish and a hour and a half in between for rest and lunch, a Mexican lunch right there at the caverns restaurant. The caverns was first discovered in 1899 by a sixteen year old cowboy by the name of Jim White, while he was out checking fence line and cattle....

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Apr 26, 2010 - Chief Sitting Bull Falls

It was six am this morning when the old man in me told my rickety body, Jimmy you gotta get up and get moving, cause we’re hurtin here more than just a might. As I took a peek out the window there were trucks and three other campers parked all around us, a true gathering of vagabonds. I didn’t want to fire up the genset to make coffee so I walked over to the store and procured a large cup of Joe to clear the cob webs and ease the pain. Sometime around nine we hitched up and starting rolling north on route 285 to New Mexico. When we crossed...

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Feb 16, 2009 - Carlsbad

We started our morning with the Kings Palace Guided Tour, a ranger lead 1.5 hour walk through four highly decorated scenic cambers. The Kings Palace Chamber is 850 feet below the desert surface. In the afternoon we took the Natural Entrance Route a self guided one mile tour that follows the traditional explores route descending over 750 feet through the Main Corridor. Both of these tours took us past many beautiful cave features. We ended the day with a drive on the Walnut Canyon Desert Drive a 9.5 mile drive through desert mountain...

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Feb 15, 2009 - Carlsbad

Left Roswell mid morning and headed to Carlsbad Caverns. After finding a campground we headed to the caverns and took a self guided 1.3 mile tour of the Big Room an 8.2 acre the largest room in Carlsbad. Carlsbad is the largest limestone cavern in the Western Hemisphere. The formations were amazing and we were in awe of natural beauty and vastness of the caverns. We will take two or three more tours tomorrow. The campground we are staying in Whites city is one of the dumpiest that we have stayed in this past year. It is a shame because the...

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Nov 6, 2007 - Whites City visiting Guadalupe Nat. Park

Van Horn, TX (79855)Weather Information about Carlsbad Caverns National Park Information about Guadalupe Mountains Information about Guadalupe Mountains National Park Tuesday, Nov. 6 We had a great day above ground today by visiting Guadalupe Mountain National Park just across the border in Texas. We visited the Visitor's Center first and then drove back north to the McKittrick Canyon and hiked back 2.5 miles into the canyon to where Maple tree leaves were just changing to yield wonderful colors. See our photos. Hike Boot Talk: Since...

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Nov 4, 2007 - Photos Added 6/11 - Travel to Whites City, NM - Whites City RV Park, 505-785-2291

Whites City, NM Weather Whites City is near Carlsbad Caverns National Park Information about Carlsbad Caverns National Park Information about Guadalupe Mountains Information about Guadalupe Mountains National Park Hello Family and Friends, Our campgrounds in Whites City does not have WiFi and my Sprint Broadband card is out of range. Whites City is really a T intersection with a gas station and motel/RV Park and I use the work 'park' casually. Our photos will tell all. : ) Tomorrow, Monday, we will take the 10 AM guided tour of the...

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