Carlsbad Caverns & White Sands, NM

Carlsbad Caverns & White Sands, NM

New Mexico has some great places to visit.  In the southern part White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns are at the top of the list

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The white gypsum sands seem to go on for ever.

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Coupled with a bright blue sky makes for great photo opportunities.

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Occasionally you will see some others playing in the sand. 
Don’t forget to bring a big piece of cardboard with you to
slid down the dunes.  Or if you have a snow saucer,
it works great as well.

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When it gets too hot on the dunes you can always head over to Carlsbad Caverns National Park to cool off. 
Don’t worry about having a long walk as there is an elevator that takes you from the above ground visitor center
straight down into the caverns.

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Looks like a gigantic tooth to me.

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Some beautiful “soda straw” formations.

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And even a pool to take a dip in.  No, I think that would be frowned upon by the Rangers.

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Officially I believe this is called the “Chinese Hat”  Unofficially it is known as the “Breast of Venus”

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You can spend many hours in the caverns.  There are easy walks and even wheelchair routes. he area at the bottom of the elevator contains a gift shop and restaurant.  You can also take guided spelunking adventures where you get wet and muddy.  Its up to you but the Carlsbad Caverns are a sight you do not want to miss.

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