Surprisingly, I was able to get a permit for Sitting Bull Falls today, the day of our trip. Noelle, Robby and I headed into the national forest after lunch. We arrived at the parking lot and headed over to the falls. It was the first time Noelle and I had been there in years. From near the base of the falls we walked through some shallow, flowing water to the base of the falls and a wall of travertine.
Then we started to make our way up the cliff wall.
There were some old steps that had been carved into the rock. Still, it was quite slippery.
We slowly made our way up the cliff to the cave and headed inside.
Water covered the entire floor.
In some places it was quite deep. We walked around the entire cave with some impressive formations and even some cave pearls.
After a while Robby and I decided to head into one of the deep areas.
The water was cold!
Then we carefully headed down out of the cavern.
We got back to the car and drove back into Carlsbad. Then we headed to Kaliedoscoops for some ice cream!