After our hike, the next day we went to White Sands National Monument. When we were at Oliver Lee State Park, the ranger suggested we try sliding down the sand dunes with a disc…they had one they could lend out and we took it.
The entry building was an adobe style and geared for a lot of people to come through.
As we drove in – the oddness of the place was overwhelming.
The roads are white and looked just like plowed SNOW! There is no wheel slide on the truck whatsoever.
Outside in a T-Shirt, barefoot…I probably should have worn shorts.
Linda even was walking around in bare feet.
Some of the most interesting scenery was on a nice short trail. Then we tried out the dune sliding disc.
Boy that was fun.
Found someone to take our photo.
Linda on top of a dune.
A bigger dune…looks huge…these dunes are gypsum, not silica…similar to streetcar sand.
A couple of tree photos.
Then we found a lake bed that dries up and things crystallize.
They call that type of lake a Playa.
They even had a picnic area.
Then on the return to Oliver Lee state park we were being followed by giant strawberries.
Finally back at camp near sunset…the site looks good.
Then the sunset.
…and off to Arizona…