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Our campsite - Elephant Butte
Back in the desert
Texas - Guadalupe Mtns - Near 1st Peak
Heading into the cave!
Texas - Guadalupe Mtns - Time to Turn Back
Hello back there!
Texas - Guadalupe Mtns - Lizard
Some of the caverns is work in progress.
We saw a lot of water around the caverns.
The Hooded Clansman formation.
Crossing the Guadalupe Mts & heading home.
Heading toward the bat amphitheater.
750 feet below is a restaurant/souvenir shop.
Miniature replica where visitors are allowed.
The sign in front of the Dolls Theater.
Jim White, an early explorer.
Looks like teeth
Cavern explorer Nelly.
Temple of the Sun.
Small Stalactites called Soda Straws.
Gypsum up to 15 feet thick make up this area.
1924 exploration. Ladder still there.
The caves open to visitors form a large cross.
Nelly in front of the lion's tails.
19 miles of wiring needed to light up the caves.
This path leads on deeper into the cavern.
Cool weather was the norm for our three days.
Jim was here also!
Main entrance to the caverns.
Horse Lubber Grasshopper east of El Paso, Hwy 180
Nelly: Taking the bull by the horn.
Amphitheater where we sat to see bats come out.
The bat cave.
Bats coming out of the cave.
Sunrise over El Capitan, Guadalupe Mountains.
This sign stands in front of a 140 foot drop.
Sunset as the bats start to migrate out the cave.
At dusk,bats come out by the thousands...
Cave splendor: The Doll's Theater.
Seeing our first Javelina!
Enjoying the garden paths in the heat!
View of the mountains
Tom making friends. Roswell
"Don't touch the Bats" by Aviva
Bat's home is 200 feet from the surface.
Nelly getting lost in all the caves.
How colors are created.
Entrance from Inside
Jacob Sims - Junior Ranger
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