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Footsteps Through the Gypsum Sand at White Sands

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Posted On 04/20/2021 09:24:12

New Mexico | Alamogordo | White Sands National Park | National Park Week | Gypsum Sand | Sandboarding | Hiking



Footsteps Through the Gypsum Sand at White Sands


    

Surrounded by New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range is the largest field of white gypsum sand dunes on earth. White Sands National Park was originally designated a national monument in 1933. It wasn't until 2019 when the former monument became a national park. A drive through the park just to see the dunes will satisfy the less adventurous. True adventure travelers enjoy making their mark as they sled down the dunes!



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Did you know that this is National Park Week?

National Park Week is celebrated during a 9 day period in late April each year (2 weekends and the "work week" between). In 2021, that week began on Saturday, April 17 and ends on Sunday, April 25. It's a great week to get out and explore the national park site that is closest to your home. If you can't do that, why not start planning a trip to some of the national park gems in the United States?

Coincidentally, we did explore Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park on the first day of National Park Week. We'll be spending much of the rest of the week planning a several month RV adventure that we hope will take us through many of the national parks in the eastern US.

Although we haven't made it to all of them, we have made our way to many of the national parks in the southwest. This photo was taken at White Sands National Monument in 2018 - not too long before it was declared a national park in early 2019.

What will you be doing to celebrate National Park Week?

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