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Updated 12/12/2007:

New Book

This guide covers the geology of the self-guided trail system through the cave. All of the stops are marked in the cave and are tied to photos in the guide. The book is written for all visitors interested in the geology of the area, how the cave was formed and how all of the fantastic decorations were created.

This book was produced by the Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountain Association. A portion of the profits go directly to Carlsbad Caverns National Park to support research and education activities.

For purchasing information please contact the association at:




PO Box 1417

727 Carlsbad Caverns Highway

Carlsbad, NM 88221-1417

(505) 785-2486

(505) 785-2569 ORDERS

(505) 785-2318 FAX


Deep Secrets: The Discovery and Exploration of Lechuguilla Cave


This book covers the discovery of one of the longest caves in the world and details the exploration and mapping of the most exciting period of exploration, the first 50 miles. It is written in a narrative format that tells the story of the cave in a way that even a non-caver can understand it.

Click Here to Buy Deep Secrets









History Channel - Journey to the Center of the World: Sacred Cave of the Maya

In August, 2006, I was part of a team to explore the bottom of Naj Tunich Cave, one of the most important Mayan ceremonial sites in Central America. We were investigating whether or not the Maya had explored beyond a deep pit more than a mile into the cave. The resulting exploration, discovery, and rescue is fully documented in this feature.

The show premiered August 10, 2007. Click here to See Preview. Now available from the History Channel Store. Click Here to Buy.