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Texas - Guadalupe Mtns - Time to Turn Back
Another Jr. Park Ranger badge!
Enjoying the ride to the next dune!
Texas - Guadalupe Mtns - Lizard
Finally some shade!
So many interesting shapes
Looks like Sand
Reaching for the sky
Heading into the cave!
Man, it's hot!
The lobby of the Hampton Inn where we stayed.
Lots of colors
Texas - Guadalupe Mtns - Near 1st Peak
Schwaigers taken by Aliens
Playing on the dunes!
See the elephant?
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.
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.
Ready to explore the cave!
Amphitheater where we sat to see bats come out.
Enjoying the garden paths in the heat!
The bat cave.
Bats coming out of the cave.
Sunrise over El Capitan, Guadalupe Mountains.
Sunset as the bats start to migrate out the cave.
At dusk,bats come out by the thousands...
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