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Alamogordo

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  • Day185

    White Sand

    September 26, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Nach den Caverns ging es direkt zum White Sands National Monument. Um dort hinzukommen bin ich nicht über El Paso gefahren, sondern habe die 20 Minuten in Kauf genommen und habe die Strecke durch den "Lincoln National Forest" genommen, das sich zum Schluss als richtige Passstraße entpuppte. Somit habe ich Texas vorerst verlassen und befinde mich in New Mexico. Sobald ich in dem Park war und las, dass dieser bis 8 Uhr geöffnet hat, war für mich klar, ich bleib bis zum Sonnenuntergang. Die knapp 4 Stunden, die ich dort verbrachte, haben sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt. Auch wenn ich definitiv kein Fan von Sand-Wanderungen werde. Es ist anstrengender als "normale" Wanderungen, was zusätzlich an der Hitze liegt, aber auch das ständige einsinken und dann die Hügel hoch & runter, hat es auf Dauer in sich.Read more

    Chris1984

    Sand Sand Sand geil, wie gross muss dann das Wasser sein wenn der Strand schon so gross ist .. lol

    10/22/19Reply
    eladoerfler

    Frage des Tages.. 🤔😅

    10/22/19Reply
     
  • Day16

    White Sands National Monument

    March 18, 2020 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Fa Carlsbad Caverne siwer am Morgo früeh witer nach Alamogordo in New Mexiko gfahro. Da heiwer de zersch im Camping igitscheggt (diz mal heiwernisch eppis gunnt ver zwei Nächt 😉). Derna siwer diräkt zum White Sands National Monument gfahro. Da heiwer e paar churzi Spaziergäng uber die endlose wisse Sanddüne gmacht. Äs isch sehr beeidrucked gsi, will eifach 20 Minüte fame Städji ewäg iner eher karge Wieschti ufzmal en rieso grossi Flächi wisse Sand isch, wa üsgseht wie Schnee. Wills de aber eso gwinde hed und chalt isch gsi heiwer deicht wier geh zersch mal ga z Nacht ässo. D Luscht ufne Burger häd nisch beidi packt drum siwer ima Diner, wand häsch miesse im Auto bstelle und öi ässo ga en Burger ässo. Mit vollem Mago siwer zrug ze Sanddüne und si der Sunnuunergang ga lüego. Am negschto Morgo siwer üf und äs isch z schönscht Wätter gsi. Drum heiwer Pancakes gmacht, aber währund dum ässo häds afa züe tüe. Drum siwer nahm ässo nu biz ins Bett gläge und hei mit der Mama und dum Norma telefoniert. Nahm Telefo isch z Wätter immer nu schlächt gsi und äs hed nu meh afa rägno. Drum heiwernisch ins Bett verpflanzt und hei Netflix glüegt. Am dri isch z Wätter immer nu himmelärdotrürig gsi. Drum siwer de schnell ga ichöifo und si ga Mexkanisch ässo, willwer in dem Rägo nid hei chene choche😢 Aber äs isch super gsi und mit vollen Mage siwer de ins Bett und hei en ischchalti Nacht verbracht. Da isch nixmeh mit churze Hose und z Fenschter sperrangelwitoffe.Read more

    Sara Flückiger

    so schön super foto. das gseht üs wie ame strand. aber äs isch nit so warm gsi gäll lg

    3/20/20Reply
    Tamara Flückiger

    Neii jetzt isch nur nu ischig chalt😅

    3/20/20Reply
     
  • Day8

    Day 6, Saturday May 14

    May 14, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    White Sands National Monument

    White sands was about 1 hour away almost 2 hours away on Saturday after a relaxing morning we drove to White Sands. Stopped at a museum on the side of the road called myspace murals museum. Nothing much to see but the woman who is working there was quite entertaining. She really liked to talk she told us to ask her questions and she would come to help but it ended up that NE corner we went around she was standing there to tell us what she knew

    White sounds was incredible it was like snow. The sand is white because it is made out of gypsum not silica.

    The sand is very fine and soft and very clean. The winds apparently always come from one direction. They build picnic tables with a permanent wind break.

    As we drove in the dunes were small and there was lots of scrubby plants and grasses.  But when we were further in the flora disappeared . The whole Road wasn't actually paved, the pavement stopped about 5 minutes and became a gravel road but you couldn't tell it was gravel - it looks more like a winter Road covered in snow and it was obvious that they had to bring in plows to keep it clear because there were sand banks on the sides of the road.

    We went for a walk on the dunes and it was actually quite surprising how cool the sand was for being out in the sunshine. As you stepped down into the sand it was even cooler.

    Families go and they bring their sleds and they slide down the sand dunes like you would hills covered in snow. The woman back at the space murals Museum told us that even though the sign say don't take any sand away, she says years later you're still getting sand out of your car.

    On the way home we stopped in Las Cruces did a little shopping and had dinner at Olive Garden got home about 9.

    Radio Truth or Consequence Las Cruces FM 98.7
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  • Day17

    white sands national monument

    January 28, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    So I am mental and did their 3mile dune hike. They rate it strenuous and I agree. But it was fascinating to be totally surrounded by sand and no one else. Thank goodness for trail markers.The last photo is the only safe way I found down a steep dune, slide on your butt.Read more

  • Day83

    White Sands National Monument

    November 13, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 57 °F

    I've seen photos of white sand in Namibia, and this is as amazing! White gypsum in nearby mountains washes down into the plains where it forms selenite, which then breaks down into very fine pure white sand. It was hard to convince ourselves it wasn't snow, and we sure began to suffer some snow blindness before we left. But it was truly magnificent. Another of the many lesser known and visited National parks and monuments that will take your breath away.Read more

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