The Williams Tour Part 4 — Still at White Sands

White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

So, what is there to do here amongst the gypsum dunes of White Sands?  Ride them, of course.  You did bring your saucer and wax, right?  We did.

Selfie & Slide

Selfie & Slide

Just climb to the top of a particularly tall and steep dune — the easiest way is to approach from a gradually sloping side rather than head-on — and sit atop your freshly waxed saucer.  Getting started may be a bit of a struggle, but once you’re over the crest down you go!

Headin' down

Headin’ down

Don’t worry.  You won’t pick up much speed, and in the end you’ll wonder if it was worth the effort to drag both the saucer and yourself to the top.  But then you’ll find yourself climbing back up for more.

At the bottom

At the bottom

I’ll give some photographic tips on how to properly expose these blindingly white dunes on this week’s Fun Photo Friday.  Until then, here are some more shots:

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