Caves ... hidden from plain sight

Trip Start Jan 19, 2009
Trip End Jan 18, 2010

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas is approaching and we are hoping to spend Christmas with Jesse’s family in Arizona so the haul begins as we make our way west at a steady pace. We headed from our beautiful drive on the border of Mexico and Texas up to the border of Texas and New Mexico to check out a few more natural sights and National Parks.

We drove through Presidio, a border town near Mexico. Also enjoyed a delicious pizza then headed to a truck stop for another night sleeping in good old Dusty. The morning saw us head to Guadalupe Mountains National Park. A beautiful mountainous area fed by natural springs. We took a small 2.2 mile hike through the foot hills and came face to face with an elk before it bounded off up the hill, beautiful.

The sunny day unfolded and we headed up the hill and underground, moving on to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. This area has a huge underground cave that stretches for several miles, during the summer months this cave houses up to 400,000 bats who have since migrated to Mexico for a warm Winter (smart little guys).  The cave has many beautiful speleotherms (cave formations) including huge stalactites, stalagmites and columns. It was about a 5 mile walk through the cave and we were happy to see sunlight when we headed out.

Next we will be heading up to Roswell, spooky, spooky, ha, ha. We hope this finds everyone happy and well. Love and Peace, the in the dark, Bek and Jesse Train.

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mumvw on

The cavern is beautiful. Looks like something out of a Speilberg flik! Eerie, convoluted and mysterious.

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