This is a very neat sculpture in the lobby representing bats flying out of the caverns. The bats cave is off limits so you don't have to worry about bats during your tour.
There is lighting in different spots in the cavern. You do a circular tour that is about 1.3 miles. There is a short cut if that is too far for you to walk. We did the whole tour.
If you look at each of the pictures, some are better than others, but you can see that the cave is not the same all the way through even in this very large room.
These are called the lions tails.
This looked like sheets of paint....very different from the other stalactites which were sharply pointed.
It was a lot of fun deciding what the different formations looked like.
This is a ladder used by earlier explorers down into the lower caves. Never in a million years....
After our tour of the caverns, we headed north to the SKP Ranch. Birdie and I belong to Escapees and Mary Jane was able to come as our guest. We had a wonderful night with electric, water, and sewer hookups for $14/night plus electric. My electric bill was $ .70. The park is very nice. We were able ro rent lots that owners were currently not using. It's a beautiful park and the residents are very friendly. They have great reverse osmosis water now and the wifi is also good. This was my first night at an SKP park and it won't be the last.
Saturday morning we were off to Valley of Fires BLM park near Carrizozo NM.