Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Cavern

At Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the campground is actually the same as the hiking trail parking lot. We stayed for 2 nights and relied on our camper batteries and propane heater. Thankfully there was a bathroom nearby.

When we arrived on the first night my Brother, Dad, and I went on a hike called The Devil’s Hall. My mom didn’t come with because dogs aren’t allowed so she stayed with Gunner. On the Devil’s Hall trail we had to do a little bit of rock climbing on a dry riverbed to get to the beautiful Devil’s Hall.

The next day we went to Carlsbad Cavern where we hiked a few miles down the natural entrance to the cave system. I liked seeing the endless pit because it really looked like it went on forever. I also really liked seeing an old ladder that went down another seemingly bottomless pit.

This morning we woke up to see a large group of CBP Special Operations Officers getting ready to train on El Capitan. These guys were probably from Fort Bliss, their headquarters. They had a bunch of climbing gear on so I bet they were either going to be rappelling or climbing up the hill. That was pretty exciting for us guys so that was a great start to our day.

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