Carlsbad Caverns . April 8, 2000- April 9, 2000. Last Friday, we went to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. We entered through the Natural Entrance. The Natural Entrance leads to a path. We went 754 feet below the surface. . Natural Entrance.
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April 8, 2000- April 9, 2000
Last Friday, we went to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. We entered through the Natural Entrance. The Natural Entrance leads to a path. We went 754 feet below the surface.
Some of the rocks, lakes, columns, rooms, stalagmites and stalac-tites had names. We saw a 200,000 ton rock that had fallen from the top of the cave a long time ago. It was called Iceberg Rock. One of the columns was called The Giant Dome. It is 62 feet tall.
The Giant Dome
There were two ropes hanging from a hole on the top of the cave. They were used in the early 1900’s to try to see if there were more passageways in the hole. They found passageways. The ropes were at a place called The Top of the Cross.
In the Big Room there is a stalactite called The Lion’s Tail. There is also a stalagmite called the Totem Pole. It is 37 feet tall.
The Lion’s Tail
There is a limestone lake called Mirror Lake. The words on the sign are written backwards and upside down. If you look in the water you can read the words.
On October 25, 1923, Carlsbad Caverns became a National Monument. On May 14,1930, Carlsbad Caverns became a National Park.
The Bottomless Pit
Credits: Monument. On May 14,1930, Carlsbad Caverns became a National Park.
Picture on page 7 is obtained from Photo Courtesy of the National Park Service.
Pictures on pages 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are from the book, Carlsbad Caverns National Park New Mexico, Cavern Supply Company
The picture on page 1 is from Cavern Supply Company