Beautiful White Sands New Mexico

White Sands National Monument in New Mexico was beautiful. The fine white sand (gypsum) shimmered in the sunlight. White Sands is the largest gypsum dunefield in the world covering 275 square miles and it was declared a national monument by President Herbert Hoover in 1933.

The sand was cool due to the shallow water table and it felt so good to run your bare feet through it. We loved walking down the shady sides of these large dunes with no shoes. It was almost like you were floating down. Take a look at the videos below to see.

It was like being at the beach minus the ocean. The dunes looked like waves, families came for the day to BBQ and let the kids play in the sand. These dunes were also like being at the snow because you could sled down them and when you walked down the large dunes the sand ran down like an avalanche.

Merged video of Penguin & Penguin walking

Merged video of Jeri & Jeri walking

Water just over a foot below the surface at White Sands National Monument