Like a mirage, dazzling white sand dunes shimmer in the tucked-away Tularosa Basin in southern New Mexico. They shift and settle over the Chihuahuan Desert, covering 275 square miles – the largest gypsum dune field in the world and is visible from space.
The soft sand was cool as I walked barefoot across the dunes. The sun was warm, the temperature cool, and a light breeze was blowing. The partly cloudy sky was a spectacular backdrop against the white sands. It couldn’t have been more perfect. The last part of the road into the park is not paved. It was surreal driving across the hard packed sand seeing a see of white in all directions.
White Sands is the newest National Park as of December 2019. It was a National Monument until 1933.
My Favorite Picture from White Sands. I am grateful it turned out so well, using my iPhone in the bright sun and sand, I was blindly taking pictures the whole time.