Monday, May 10, 2010

White Sands National Park

Today I went for a little trip out to the near by White Sands national park. It is an amzing place and full of history.
Although from the average person's eye it may just look like sand dunes that never end. The park was made from the rising heart of the Tularosa basin making it one of the world's great natural wonders.
The sand is so fine that in places it is almost like quick sand and in other places it is hard as a rock.
The wave like dunes of Gpysum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert creating the worlds largest gypsum dune fields.
It is amazing to see that the plants and animals have adapted to suit this ever changing environment.