Must-See Monday: White Sands National Monument

Trippers Christy and Kali,  are currently nomads traveling around the U.S.  but are preparing to take their technomadic lifestyle abroad.  Here they share with us some amazing photos from White Sands National Monument.  Enjoy the magical scenery from the comfort of your own chair, without the hassle of getting sand in your – everywhere.

White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico may be one of the lesser-known National Parks in the states, but it’s definitely a gem.  At first we were a bit hesitant (so… it’s just a bunch of white sand, right?), but it turned out to be one of our favorite National Parks; it was fascinating to observe the changing scenery as we traveled deeper into the rolling dunes, and overall White Sands was a beautiful discovery.

Since the dunes are formed from gypsum, a rare form of white sand that’s extremely soft and cool to the touch, they’re perfect for frolicking on.  The visitor center sells sleds for sliding down the dunes, but if you don’t want to spend the money there are plenty of other fun alternatives!

Luckily we had timed our visit to coincide with sundown, and it ended up being one of the most gorgeous sunsets we’ve seen.  The sky blossomed with almost every color imaginable, morphing from hues of blues, purples, and pinks to vibrant shades of red and orange.

Who knew sand could be so much fun?!

Thank you Christy and Kali for sharing your epic sand-covered adventure with us!  You can find more photos and great stories on Christy and Kali’s blog, Technosyncratic.  Connect with them through Tripping on the RV Network or via the Travel Writers Network.

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4 Responses to Must-See Monday: White Sands National Monument

  1. Maria says:

    WOW!! Love you guys, these pics are incredible!!!!!!!!

  2. Brian says:

    You always take awesome shots! Wish I was feeling the sand between my toes right now.

  3. Awww, thanks Maria and Brian! Definitely wish we were frolicking in the sand right now, too. ;)

  4. yeah that’s amazing. love the pictures.

    and i can so see myself doing the same running down the sands like that. it’s got a very ‘close encounters of the third kind thing about it all’ – thanks for sharing!

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