White Sands National Monument in New Mexico is a uniquely beautiful place. The white sand dunes undulate for miles like sparkling waves. As you venture deeper, you are so taken with its beauty you forget the parameters of the park are completely surrounded by military installations that, from time to time, launch missile tests (Don’t worry, they do let everyone know in advance…).
Hiking, camping, sledding, leisurely strolls under the full moon, and even sun bathing are among the many activities that you can partake in at White Sands. The park is so expansive though that you may find yourself enjoying it in perfect solitude if you wish, the graceful Yucca your only companion for miles.
My favorite thing to do was practice my photography skills. The best time to capture the whispering allure of White Sands is of course Golden Hour, after the sun dips below the dunes and casts a soft glow over the land.
There is definitely something other-worldly about White Sands National Monument. Get out there and wander among the majestic dunes and see for yourself!