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Looks like Sand
Our campsite - Elephant Butte
Reaching for the sky
Heading into the cave!
Lots of colors
Oops, Mommy broke the sled!
750 feet below is a restaurant/souvenir shop.
Texas - Guadalupe Mtns - Near 1st Peak
Texas - Guadalupe Mtns - Time to Turn Back
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.
Stalactites meet Stalagmites .
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.
One of the largest Stalagmites
Bats coming out of the cave.
Sunrise over El Capitan, Guadalupe Mountains.
Sunset as the bats start to migrate out the cave.
Seeing our first Javelina!
At dusk,bats come out by the thousands...
"Don't touch the Bats" by Aviva
Cave splendor: The Doll's Theater.
View of the mountains
Bat's home is 200 feet from the surface.
Nelly getting lost in all the caves.
How colors are created.
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