The Tularosa Basin is the source of the white sands of, you guessed it, White Sands. The white layer in this photo, between the foreground and the distant mountains is the monument in the making. Gypsum is worn from the mountains and crystallized when the rains dry up. Those light crystals blow into the air, making that white dust layer in the photo, then later settle as the sands.
The campaign trail in southern New Mexico is long, but no one can say it isn’t beautiful. My trip to Alamogordo takes me through the Valley of Fires, an ancient lava flow. What seems like it should be barren is teeming with life.
Just East of San Antonio, NM in the the great 2nd district, there once was a coal field. In the mid 1800s, soldiers used to come and mine for their winter fuel, hauling loads back to Fort Craig. This location is on my drive from Socorro to Alamogordo.
Planning meeting to prepare for Socorro’s Pre-Primary Convention. All members of the Democratic Party are welcome!
Come join Mad Hildebrandt in Socorro to discuss issues and the upcoming Primary! Meet like-minded neighbors! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at M Mountain Coffee!
My alma mater San Francisco State University has picked up Alamogordo’s news story about this campaign for Congress!