Saturday, April 14, 2012

Carlsbad Caverns, NM

So I tried to write a post about Carlsbad Caverns trying to tell you about our experience there and it was, well.....terrible, so I will tell you what Ansel Adams said about it instead. The caverns are, "something that should not exist in relation to human beings. Something as remote as the galaxy, as incomprehensible as a nightmare and beautiful in spite of everything." So I will leave it to Ansel's words, oddly enough, (though you should check out his amazing photographs too) and my not-as-sharp-as-I-would-like-them, handheld-at-1/15-of-a-second photos to give you a sense of what we witnessed down there.  Here are a few things that we noticed. It was very hard for our brains to make sense of the other-worldly, alien surroundings 865 feet underground. Little boys and adults alike love the alien-blob formations that the caverns hold, as well as naming them. Hiking down into what looks like a whale throat for a mile and a half is really thrilling and fun. The guano from 10,000 bats stinks really bad.

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1 comment:

  1. Good job capturing the scale of Carlsbad. I remember taking Jason there when he was 2 yrs old.