Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bike Riding On Drywall

While staying in Alamogordo NM we went over to the White Sands National Monument. This marvel of nature is made up of selenite, a crystalline variation of the mineral gypsum which is what drywall is made from. Winds of this high desert area have blown this soft crystal apart into a fine sand, (think the sand in an egg timer hourglass), which has then collected into acres and acres of dunes. It varies from hard packed to cotton ball soft. We took our bikes over to ride on the hard packed sand roads. It was a magical day. The environment is amazing. See Cathy’s photos. Here is a bike, after the ride, the tires caked in white.

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