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White Sands National Monument, NM

Two days of driving and fucking around we finally made it to White Sands National Monument.

I was so happy that I renewed our Annual National Park Pass so we could get in for free.

Once again...Sadly mistaken

Easter Weekend.  National Parks are free!  So, besides us, there were a crap ton of people at the park. Most of the people were congregated in parking lots that were surrounded by sand dunes that you could sled down.

White Sands has unique type of sand that is 98% gypsum crystals. This formation is kind of like snow which allows you to walk on it without slowing you down.  Less drag.

A blown up view of gypsum crystals

We drove around a bit then decided to do some hiking to scope out a good sunset spot.  

You wouldn't think that sand would be too photo worthy but we took a lot of photos (about 700 between us).









Long day but a great day!

We got back to the hotel later that night and pretty much fell asleep right away.

Got up really early (0430) and pretty much drove non stop all the way home.

Worth the drive...yep.  Would I do it again...yep









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