White Sands New Mexico

White Sand Dunes in New Mexico White Sands National Monument is the world’s largest gypsum dunefield making it a unique and beautiful natural wonder. Although I had never heard about White Sands before my girlfriend moved to Odessa, Texas, once I saw photos of the area I knew we had to plan a visit.

White Sands New Mexico

The Scenic Drive from Roswell to White Sands After a night camping and visiting Roswell, NM, Sara and I planned to drive to White Sands National Monument where we would backcountry camp the next evening. Although it is possible to drive directly from Roswell to White Sands via Highway 70 through the Mescalaro Reservation, we decided, Read More

Roswell UFO Crash Roswell is best known for being the alleged crash-site of a UFO in 1947 and, nearly 70 years later, the question of whether a UFO crashed in Roswell or not still greatly influences this quirky town of 50,000. For those not familiar with the Roswell UFO incident, the story began when a rancher discovered, Read More

Carlsbad Caverns’ Caves Carlsbad Caverns National Park, in the southeast of New Mexico, contains over 119 caves. Three caves are open to public tours run by the National Park Service with Carlsbad Caverns being the most famous and developed with electric lights, paved trails, and elevators. Slaughter Canyon Cave and Spider Cave are undeveloped but accessible on designated paths, Read More