New Mexico, April 2018
White Sands National Monument...
|White Sands....best kind of "snow", looks like snow, glistens in the sun like snow, and is plowed with a road grader like snow. Kids bring their flying saucers and slide down the dunes. BEST PART, it's warm, no boots, mittens or long johns needed.|
We welcomed the partly cloudy skies, the sun reflecting off the white sand is very bright.
Little vegetation survives on the wind blown dunes. The sand has blown around this lone clump of bushes making for an interesting scene.
|So much white, climbing each dune only left us with more ahead.|
|A fellow hiker.|
|The red stakes mark a trail. There are miles of dunes, up and down hiking. After the first dune we lost sight of the parking lot, it would be easy to get turned around.|
|The outskirts of the dunes are more suitable for vegetation growth.|
All for now.