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Hiking in the White Sands National Monument

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Hiking in the White Sands National Monument

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Hiking in the White Sands National Monument

I just spend a few hours in the desert “White Sands“, New Mexico, in the rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin who is one of the great natural wonders of the world “the brilliant white sands of New Mexico”.

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I use a blackmagic pocket cinema camera. Obviously, in the desert, there was enormously of light, I use an old tissue to surround the camera and my head, in order to watch the screen of the camera. I wanted to stay on top of the dune, until sunset.

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White Sand

Then, the night has arrived very quickly. And I went back to the car, before the night becomes completely black.
In any case,I think that it is very easy to become lost.

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White Sands

Precautions & Regulations 

From http://www.desertusa.com/wsand/du_wsmtodo.html

Be sure to take plenty of water and snacks and wear walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses when going hiking in the desert. A minimum of one gallon of water per person per day is recommended. There is no water in the park, so be sure to fill up at the Visitor Center before you go. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink — you’re already dehydrated by then.

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It is easy to become disoriented and lost in the dune field, especially when strong winds erase your footprints and obscure landmarks. A compass is strongly recommended for cross-country or off-trail hiking. And remember to avoid, whenever possible, walking across the fragile cryptobiotic crusts in the interdune areas! (For information on cryptobiotic crusts, see last section of this handout).

 

White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

If you take your pet hiking, please remember to keep it on a leash at all times for its safety and out of consideration for other visitors.

White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

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There are more pictures in my portfolio:

http://www.deloprojet.co/portfolio_page/white-sands-new-mexico/

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