jpamusher`s travel pix - 41 - White Sands

Our first "port of call" on our fall West trip was White Sands National Monument in southern NM. The sand is a dazzling white. Easy to imagine you are in a vast snowfield rather than a desert except that it was warm!

White Sands

Desert Mound
Desert Mound
several of these unusual mounds were scattered throughout the dunefield
3 white sands.jpg
3 white sands.jpg
3 white sands.jpg 2012-09-18
Resting in the shade of a tall dune
Resting in the shade of a tall dune
4 white sands.jpg 2012-09-18
ridges
ridges
5 white sands.jpg 2012-09-18
simulated dusk
simulated dusk
photo program used to simulate dusk in the dunes
simulated night
simulated night
7 night white sands stars.jpg 2012-12-13
7 night white sands.jpg
7 night white sands.jpg
7 night white sands.jpg 2012-12-13
Wes in the Dunes at sunset
Wes in the Dunes at sunset
8 evening white sands.jpg 2012-09-18
trail marker
trail marker
9 white sands backpack loop.jpg 2012-09-18
10 white sand dunes.jpg
10 white sand dunes.jpg
10 white sand dunes.jpg 2012-09-18
another simulated dusk
another simulated dusk
11 dusk white sands.jpg 2012-12-13
simulated night
simulated night
12 night white sands stars.jpg 2012-12-13
13 marker.jpg
13 marker.jpg
13 marker.jpg 2012-09-18
14 dunes.jpg
14 dunes.jpg
14 dunes.jpg 2012-09-18
hiking stick
hiking stick
15 desert oasis.jpg 2012-09-19
16 desert sunbeam.jpg
16 desert sunbeam.jpg
16 desert sunbeam.jpg 2012-09-19
alkali flat
alkali flat
a vast alkali flat extended for miles beyond the dunefield. We hiked out across it for a bit,stopping for a rest under the shade of a large bush.
18 dunes.jpg
18 dunes.jpg
18 dunes.jpg 2012-09-20

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