Wednesday, April 1, 2009

White Sands National Monument

On March 31, 2009 we moved to Oliver Lee Memorial State Park near Alamogordo New Mexico.


Our first stop on April 1st is White Sands National Monument. Wikipedia says,

The White Sands National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located about 25 km (15 miles) southwest of Alamogordo in western Otero County and northeastern Dona Ana County in the state of New Mexico, at an elevation of 4235 feet (1291 m). The area is in the mountain-ringed Tularosa Basin valley area and comprises the southern part of a 710-km² (275-mi²) field of white sand dunes composed of gypsum crystals.





It was a great day, except the winds are very strong. The sand starts to move at 17 mph, but today was more like sandblasting.

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