Go Back  Airline Pilot Central Forums > Pilot Lounge > Hangar Talk
Commuting out of Las Cruces, NM? >

Commuting out of Las Cruces, NM?

Notices
Hangar Talk For non-aviation-related discussion and aviation threads that don't belong elsewhere

Commuting out of Las Cruces, NM?

Old 07-04-2023, 04:37 PM
  #11  
Perennial Reserve
 
Excargodog's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jan 2018
Posts: 10,594
Default

Unless the White Sands Missile Range has their gates closed for a shot (happens, but not too frequently) going to White Sands National Park would be a great motorcycle ride if the day isnít too warm.




Itís in the Tularosa Basin which actually has no outlet to the sea, so the very occasional rains carry gypsum down from the mountains that ring the basin and it winds up in a sort of gypsum brine shallow lake. The dry winds superconcentrate it and blow gypsum crystals off the surface which settle in the park. The ďsandĒ there has an interesting texture. Great place for a picnic and to let kids or grandkids play. Because of the fine gypsum dust in the air, the sunsets in the tularosa basin tend to be awesome.



Farther north you can see the malpais - literally the badlands - which is a fairly recent (by continental US standards) lava flow, which would be a longer ride.
Excargodog is offline  
Old 07-04-2023, 05:51 PM
  #12  
Retired.
Thread Starter
 
Csy Mon's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Mar 2010
Posts: 406
Default

Wow, nice photos.
We did visit the White Sands missile range and a museum with an old German V-2 rocket, interesting for sure.
Never saw those girls on the white sand dunes however, now I really want to move out there, get a big ass bike and go riding
in the sunset.

Anyways, this is all good info, maybe I am tired of boating and Florida.
Go West Young Man, smell the roses out there and try something new, wife would love to be with her sister
in Las Cruces and I can focus on cars, boats, airplanes and beer.
(No kids or grandkids, only a lazy dog and she will come with us anywhere)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
image000000.jpg (61.1 KB, 26 views)
Csy Mon is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Spectre186
Major
25
06-10-2022 08:38 AM
fenix1
SkyWest
192
03-31-2022 02:46 PM
stnkbg1
SkyWest
46
04-02-2019 06:48 PM
05Duramax
Republic Airways
13
12-21-2018 01:31 PM
Mephesto
Cargo
16
12-30-2013 03:53 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread