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Travel Blogs from Alamogordo
... Hall of Fame, spent a leisurely hour with all kinds of space stuff. Our docent, Larry, told us some other things to do, that we will do later this week. Petroglyphs near Ruidoso on our trip to Albuquerque at the end of the week. Then, we had lunch and took off back west to White Sands National Monument. We were blown away by the history, story of how the white gypsum sands are deposited ...
The drive to this state park had us drive directly through Lincoln National Forrest. It went from 97 degrees on the desert to 58 degrees in an evergreen Forrest in less than 40 minutes. The map showed that our camp ground was right on the edge of the National Forrest. We were hopeful that it would mean a good night sleep in the cool mountain air. Our hopes were dashed when we passed through a tunnel and saw the desert in front ...
... hiking trails - one about five miles up the canyon and then a pretty half mile hike down along the springs but beware of flash floods. The campground has a dump station, hot showers, interpretive programs, picnic, and wildlife viewing and modern restrooms It was not full on Saturday night but all the electric sites had been taken so you might want to reserve a site before you come. It was $14 for the site and on Reserve America another $10 for a transaction ...
We wouldn't leave early on Sunday, either.
We went to White Sands National Monument, not far from Alamogordo. We walked the gypsum dunes for a couple of hours (5 miles trail) and went back home. Surprisingly, we did not get that much sand in our shoes! Well: we did not slide down the sandy slopes as most ...
... The park was established to protect the vast expanse of white gypsum sand covering 275 square miles of the desert floor; this is the largest gypsum dune field in the world. There is vegetation on some of the dunes, but most are just huge white dunes. We followed the drive through the dunes and at one point we took a short walk on a path, and at another point we stopped, took off our shoes and played on the dunes.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center