Although Guadalupe Mountains NP appears to be a great location, photographically we didn’t have much opportunity due to the weather. We experienced the southern edge of a storm system that dumped 18 inches of snow to the north. At Guadalupe, this translated as high winds (60 mph gusts reported) and wet snow. On the only clear afternoon, the day we arrived, the light was fairly weak. This park deserves a future repeat visit.
We did make a side trip to Carlsbad Caverns NP, about 40 miles north, in New Mexico…Fascinating underground topography. The National Park Service has done a great job of using lighting to showcase the accessible portions of these caverns.