We’re going to be in the area for a couple of days, so we checkout the area of BLM in the daylight for a good spot at Mile marker 10. We found an area of several small caves on BLM land that has a few campsites designated. It’s well off the road and looks great. This is home for the next few nights.
We drove into Carlsbad to do a little shopping and then to Carlsbad Caverns. We were going to hike to the top of Guadalupe Peak, but the wind is really strong, making it hard just to walk through the parking lot at the Caverns. It’s Spring Break and the Caverns are packed! 3,000 people, the ranger told us. I took some video, but I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out. We stayed at the Caverns until closing then went back to out campsite at MM 10.