Video: Fly Through Carlsbad Caverns Abandoned Wooden Stairways

Following the trend of the fly through footage of caves, check out this video documenting the last surviving portion of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park’s original wooden stairs.

Beginning in 1925, the newly established park built a number of wooden staircases in order to enable visitor access to the caverns. However, with the construction of of paved paths and switchbacks less than a decade later, the stairs were abandoned and eventually, for the most part, removed.

A team form the National Park Service Heritage Documentation Program used multiple individual scan stations using an HDR Pano Photo textured point cloud rendered in Pointools to create this fly through of the last remaining stairs before they were torn down.

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