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White Sands Epic Trip!

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White Sands Epic Trip!

Looking to plan a fun little weekend trip at White Sands!

I am thinking of doing the primitive camping at the National Monument. I was wondering what sort of temperatures/hazards I will face in doing this in early April? How will stargazing be this coming weekend? Where's a good place to grab a quick little breakfast/brunch?

I am an experienced hiker and camper doing plenty of trips like this throughout the country.

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1. Re: White Sands Epic Trip!

It may well be "epic" should you experience high winds ... out in the dunes ! Happy trails ... carracar

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2. Re: White Sands Epic Trip!

The higher the dangers the better!!!

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3. Re: White Sands Epic Trip!

IF the winds are strong, you will not enjoy camping at the dunes. https:/…backpacking.htm

Oliver Lee SP has nice camping just south of Alamogordo. emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/oliverleestatepark.html

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4. Re: White Sands Epic Trip!

No real danger ... Just hunker down in misery ... carracar

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5. Re: White Sands Epic Trip!

Is it worth even going?

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6. Re: White Sands Epic Trip!

Sure it is a great place to visit, just depends on weather. Right now we have high wind warnings all over the state, but who knows what next weekend will bring. But if it is really windy camping might not be fun!

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7. Re: White Sands Epic Trip!

IF, so make Carlsbad Caverns the default option. As the attraction will be unaffected by weather ... Happy trails ... carracar

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8. Re: White Sands Epic Trip!

Ah, gotcha! Well I am looking to get some beautiful milky way shots hopefully if the weather holds. I guess as we get closer we will see!

Any other great places around other than Carlsbad Caverns? Is Gila National Forest worth a visit?

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9. Re: White Sands Epic Trip!

Yes Gila NF is wonderful. You could camp up at Gila Cliff Dwellings. We were just in Silver City, small college town.

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