Lechuguilla Cave 3-D photo exhibit opens at museum & art center

There are 30 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from May 7, 2011, titled Lechuguilla Cave 3-D photo exhibit opens at museum & art center. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

Lechuguilla Cave is part of the larger cave system that includes Carlsbad Caverns.

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Since: Feb 09

Carlsbad, NM

#21 May 22, 2011
bing wrote:
How about cottonwood, lost, hidden, slaughter... to even question the names what a turd!!!!Don't remember all the names or care to, just remember that they were an awesome sight so just enjoy their beauty and try not questioning someone you have never met,,,, As far as cutting fossils not here never, I have far to much respect to do somthing so thoughtless....
didnt get snakebit in any of those..
green egg

Carlsbad, NM

#22 May 22, 2011
bing wrote:
How about cottonwood, lost, hidden, slaughter... to even question the names what a turd!!!!Don't remember all the names or care to, just remember that they were an awesome sight so just enjoy their beauty and try not questioning someone you have never met,,,, As far as cutting fossils not here never, I have far to much respect to do somthing so thoughtless....
All the caves you have named are horizontal. Lechuguilla is a vertical cave, requires technical climbing not just a pair of sneakers.
green egg

Carlsbad, NM

#23 May 22, 2011
Miep wrote:
Hi again green egg. You seem intelligent.
Just a quick caveat...they mostly don't like that here. Though you might have already picked up on that.
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Since: Nov 08

Carlsbad, NM

#24 May 22, 2011
bing wrote:
Not all that enter caves are beer-swelling, drug addicted wack-o-loons, technical hahaha what a loser.
Not all, but unfortunately, too many are. Given the treasure that is Lechuguilla, it's a prudent move to restrict access. Sure, especially after seeing the pictures at the museum, I'd absolutely love to visit it in person; however, I'm aware of the reasons for the closure and will just have to accept it.

Will you next get mad at the gov't for not allowing you to visit outer space (although this is an apples vs oranges issue)? Or how about a military bio-tech research facility (this is more in line with your "publicly owned facility" suggestion)?

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#25 May 22, 2011
It was a perfectly reasonable question, considering that the argument here seems to be about whether everybody in town should be allowed into caves that are severely challenging and requiring a great deal of vertical work. I don't believe that any of the four caves you mention are considered particularly challenging.
bing wrote:
How about cottonwood, lost, hidden, slaughter... to even question the names what a turd!!!!Don't remember all the names or care to, just remember that they were an awesome sight so just enjoy their beauty and try not questioning someone you have never met,,,, As far as cutting fossils not here never, I have far to much respect to do somthing so thoughtless....

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#26 May 22, 2011
I'll add that New Cave (Slaughter) is a tourist cave. People go into New Cave in their sandals. For you to use this as an example of why you are qualified to cave Lech is absurd. You might as well be claiming such competence because of having walked through Carlsbad Cavern.
bing wrote:
How about cottonwood, lost, hidden, slaughter... to even question the names what a turd!!!!Don't remember all the names or care to, just remember that they were an awesome sight so just enjoy their beauty and try not questioning someone you have never met,,,, As far as cutting fossils not here never, I have far to much respect to do somthing so thoughtless....

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#27 May 22, 2011
I'm personally very angry that the Carlsbad Medical Center won't allow me to perform surgery on the patients. I'm very talented at removing splinters and I know I have a natural talent for these things.

It's a conspiracy, I tell you. I blame the libruls!
squidlyman wrote:
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Not all, but unfortunately, too many are. Given the treasure that is Lechuguilla, it's a prudent move to restrict access. Sure, especially after seeing the pictures at the museum, I'd absolutely love to visit it in person; however, I'm aware of the reasons for the closure and will just have to accept it.
Will you next get mad at the gov't for not allowing you to visit outer space (although this is an apples vs oranges issue)? Or how about a military bio-tech research facility (this is more in line with your "publicly owned facility" suggestion)?
green egg

Carlsbad, NM

#28 May 22, 2011
Miep wrote:
I'm personally very angry that the Carlsbad Medical Center won't allow me to perform surgery on the patients. I'm very talented at removing splinters and I know I have a natural talent for these things.
It's a conspiracy, I tell you. I blame the libruls!
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Anyone can enter Lechuguilla, provided you are a proficient caver and have some scientific expertise; then you must offer to further the study of the cave or some other relevant scientific endeavour. How about you, bing, ready to go? Look, it really isn't about elitism it is about conservation. There are plenty of caves for "spelunkers" like you.

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#29 May 22, 2011
I believe it's also limited to something like ten trips per year and you have to apply in advance for a slot, right?

There are plenty of vertical caves, including difficult ones, that don't have such strictures, right? And people generally get experience in these first?

I have in the past made the acquaintance of several people who have worked in Lechuguilla, and this is my understand of how it goes. bing is not being discriminated against, he just doesn't want to follow the normal channels of learning and experience. Or else he is just an attention hound, which is always possible here.
green egg wrote:
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Anyone can enter Lechuguilla, provided you are a proficient caver and have some scientific expertise; then you must offer to further the study of the cave or some other relevant scientific endeavour. How about you, bing, ready to go? Look, it really isn't about elitism it is about conservation. There are plenty of caves for "spelunkers" like you.
green egg

Carlsbad, NM

#30 May 22, 2011
Miep wrote:
I believe it's also limited to something like ten trips per year and you have to apply in advance for a slot, right?
There are plenty of vertical caves, including difficult ones, that don't have such strictures, right? And people generally get experience in these first?
I have in the past made the acquaintance of several people who have worked in Lechuguilla, and this is my understand of how it goes. bing is not being discriminated against, he just doesn't want to follow the normal channels of learning and experience. Or else he is just an attention hound, which is always possible here.
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