May 14 - 15, 2019:   Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

From Bisbee, Arizona we traveled to Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico.  We skirted along the Southern portion of New Mexico and will visit the Northern section when we are on our return trip to Boise in 2020. 

We arrived the evening of May 14 and boondocked on BLM land just past Whites City, New Mexico between mile marker 18 and 19.

Early the next morning we headed to Carlsbad Caverns for a day of sightseeing.  This is the first time I have been to any cave or caverns and OMG....I was a little nervous about tight spaces, however, this was HUGE and absolutely fascinating!  We did Natural Entrance Route, Big Room Route and then took a guided tour of King's Palace.

Below are a variety of pictures.

Lion's Tail

Columns

This looks like an angel wing

Green Lake Room - notice the reflection on the water and you can see the bottom of the pool

The Draperies were so very very cool !

In the Queen's Chamber - The Witches Broom

Soda Straws

If you have never been to Carlsbad Caverns, add them to your Bucket List.  They are absolutely amazing and some of these are still active and growing to this day!  What an incredible experience and privilege to be able to see!

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