Thursday, June 17, 2010

Carlsbad Caverns NP - Kings Palace

On the second day of our stay at Carlsbad Caverns we went for a ranger-guided tour to the Kings Palace. The park offers six different guided tours, and this was the only one for which we managed to get tickets (damn Memorial Weekend syndrome!) However, the park ranger assured us that this is the most spectacular one of them.

The tour lasted 1.5h during which we walked 1 mile through 4 highly decorated chambers. At one time point the ranger switched off all the light and we were sitting in a complete darkness for a few minutes. No matter how hard you try then, you will see nothing. If you see something, it is your brain playing tricks on you.

Below are a few photos that I took during this tour:

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