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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Photography In The National Parks: Favorites For Each Season

It goes without saying that everyone has one or more favorite seasons during which they like to visit their favorite national park. Having visited a number of national parks, herself, photographer Rebecca Latson lists her favorites during each season of the year and encourages you to take your cameras out to these parks during those same seasons.

Underground Ranger: Adventures In Carlsbad Caverns National Park And Other Remarkable Places

In 1995, National Park Service Ranger Doug Thompson saw the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico and thought they were clouds. Little did he know, but for the next six years he would work under those clouds, and beneath those mountains at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. He was looking for a challenge after two decades as a ranger, and found one.

With Elevators Out Of Service, Visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park Becomes More Strenuous

Seeing "the Grand Canyon with a roof over it" at Carlsbad Caverns National Park of late has has been more strenuous for those seeking to marvel at the park's Big Room, as safety issues with the elevators that have been used to lower visitors into the cave have taken them out of service. Instead, you face a long, steep hike in and out of the cave entrance in addition to the more-than-a-mile walk through the room.

Volunteer "Lint Pickers" Help Spruce Up Cave At Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The expression "a little bit goes a long way" can be applied to lots of items, and that's certainly the case when it comes to lint. A small pile of the fluffy stuff may merely be an annoyance at home, but the amount of lint left behind by nearly 400,000 annual visitors to the caves at Carlsbad Caverns National Park can add up to a real problem

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