Greetings from White Sands National Park

The Giving Tree Band is a rock n roll band that are comprised of five musicians that are working their way around the National Park System, playing acoustically arranged songs in park settings to promote unity, harmony, and the well-being off all people and the planet. Further they are sharing the beauty and majesty of the National Parks in the United States. Check out the band’s video shot at White Sands by going here: http://youtu.be/y6mgJQo-h68

Sincerely,
The Giving Tree Band

White Sands National Park

They may look like mounds of snow, but the dunes in this park are made of a rare form of crystallized gypsum. Because gypsum dissolves easily in water, rain would normally wash it away and carry it to the sea. In this part of the Chihuahuan Desert, however, the land forms a basin, trapping the mineral; water evaporates, leaving the gypsum behind, and wind and weather erode it over time into an ocean of glittering sand. The entire dune field is a massive 275 square miles (by comparison, the second-largest gypsum dune field in the world, Cuatro Ciénegas in Mexico, is only 8 square miles). Hiking and sledding over this vast white expanse of powder is a singular, otherworldly experience.

State(s): New Mexico

Established: 1933

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