Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns natural entrance

Entrance to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. One of the world's largest caves with underground chamber. Stalactites, stalagmites, and variety of other formations decorated Carlsbad Cavern.
I joined the guided tour. We started the tour by hiking into the interior rooms from the cave entrance. I rented an audio head set at the visitors center, this provides information cave history. To exit, we took the elevator ride from the center of the public cave area.

"A little bit of History..."

Carlsbad Caverns is one of over 300 limestone caves in a fossil reef laid down by an inland
sea 250 to 280 million years ago.
In 1850, New Mexico Territory was created, and Eddy, New Mexico, the future Carlsbad, was established in 1888 and New Mexico became a state in 1912.

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