White Sands, New Mexico is probably one of the biggest sand boxes (cat toilets) you’ll ever play in. With 275 miles of gypsum sand, this is one of the coolest deserts there is – literally and figuratively. It’s cool to look at and cool to the touch because the gypsum sand doesn’t convert the sun’s energy into heat like quartz-based sand does. So that means you can not only walk on it barefoot, but if you’re an idiot like me, you can also make a sand angel (and yes, it’s as bad of an idea as it sounds).
White Sands, New Mexico
May 15, 2009