Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Our trip to Carlsbad Caverns

This past Saturday Chris and I took a trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park with our full-time RVer friends Rockin' The Road with Mike and Kat.

When we first arrived at the caverns we were trying to figure out how to get a picture of the 4 of us with the National Park sign. That is when the Nature's Head Composting toilet that has been sitting in our trunk for the past 5 months finally paid off.

Cousin Eddie aka Chris with our lovely toilet tripod.
Hey if you look at the above picture it didn't come out too bad. haha Okay now back to the caverns.

When we arrived we decided we would do the 1.25 mile self guided tour of The Big Room. There are two ways to get there. One is by taking the elevator down 750 feet or you can do the steep hike down 1.25 miles to the natural entrance. We decided to take the elevator.

Mike and Kat heading into the cave

There are so many cool textures and formations

It's hard to capture the height and depth
The Big Room is the largest known natural limestone chamber in the Western Hemisphere. The area of the cave is comparable to 14 football fields. It is pretty amazing. This is our third cave tour and hands down the best we have seen. It also had the best paved walking trail. Most are super slippery.

There are a couple markers through out the trail with information or you can rent an audio guide for a minimal fee at the visitor center.

Chris next to the "Rock of Ages"

Mike and Kat
The caverns were beautiful and we had a great time exploring.  Have you been? If so what tour did you do? We would love to hear about your experience in the comments below.

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