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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The caves were our first stop on this trip after flying into El Paso. A few weeks before leaving, we decided that it might be a good idea to reserve some guided cave tours beforehand, but most of the interesting cave tours were already full. We got 2 spots in the more interesting lower caves (which Serena and Ray went on), and two other less interesting short walks in the left hand tunnel, and Kings Palace. By the time we had finished walking through the natural entrance and a circuit around the Big Room, I was feeling quite caved out and didn't enjoy the Kings Palance as much as I should have.

_mg_0393 Elevator entrance leading to the Big Room. _mg_0420 Left hand tunnel img_1748 Our shoes during the left hand tunnel tour _mg_0440 Cave formations near the natural entrance. _mg_0446 Steam rising from the natural entrance _mg_0452 Photographer silhouette at the natural entrance _mg_0459 Serene next to the Witch's Finger _mg_0465 The Big Room _mg_0488 Twin Domes (left, 58 ft) and Giant Dome (right, 62 ft) _mg_0492 Close up of the formations _mg_0517 The Eternal Kiss in the Kings Palace _mg_0542 The Bashful Elephant