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New Mexico | Part Two

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White Sands National Park is unlike any place I have visited before. The gypsum sand dunes are surprisingly easy to walk on, and almost have a clay-like texture. You can bring dogs into the park, too, which is awesome…Merle loved running around on the dunes. We obtained a backcountry permit from the visitor’s center, and walked a mile into the sand and set up camp. This allowed us to fully enjoy sunset and sunrise on the dunes. Being that we were at White Sands in January, we settled in for a damp, chilly night. These adventures are always worth it.

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Little tent, lots of sand.

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Settling in for sunset.

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A couple enjoying sunset on the dunes.

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Crazy city light reflecting in the night sky from Alamagordo.

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…then I woke up at the crack of dawn, shook the ice off the tent, and crawled out to witness sunrise over White Sands. This was the first of many great decisions that day.

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Thanks for scrolling through, hope you enjoyed the snaps!

Emily

 

 

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New Mexico | Part One

We spent our first day around Kingston, New Mexico, hiking the local trails.

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Then we headed south to Las Cruces and spent some time with more friends there. It was a rainy, foggy couple of days. We hiked around the base of the Organ Mountains which were dreamy with the fog, and watched the creek fill with water.

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Finally the rainy weather burned off and we took the highway that cut through the Organ Mountains, headed for White Sands National Monument. I suppose you can guess what Part Two will contain…

Happy weekend!
Emily

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