White Sands

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White Sands National Monument is a unique place, resting between to mountain ranges in a valley near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The area was first explored by U.S. Cavalry in the mid-1800s.
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You access it from Highway 70 about 16 miles west of town, and then ride north into the sandy flats a few miles on tarmac before the road changes to sand.
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The sand is blindingly white and I have a hard time photographing it without my sunglasses on so that I can see the camera screen clearly. There are cacti, grass and yucca plants growing in places, but in others this place is a sea of sand dunes.
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There are lots of tracks and trails in the sand where people venture off the road out to climb a dune and get a better look. But the winds quickly erase the footprints.
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It’s beautiful…

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  1. Have you actually ridden there or you just posting photos of places you want to visit?

    • Thanks for checking my blog out. I left my home in South Dakota in June and have logged over 15,000 since then…which means I’m a little slow but I am definitely riding and posting pics of places I visit on this bike trip. I don’t take many with my bike in the pic just because I’m a scenery girl…but maybe I should post a few more so people know I’ve ridden. Wishing you well.

  2. Wow, just started following your blog a little while back and have enjoyed your travels immensely. I LOVE the pictures and the stories. I think it’s amazing that you are traveling the world! My new years resolution is to take a 3-4 day bike trip every month of riding season (March through October) and can’t imaging taking on the world!

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