Sacramento Mountains and Chihuahuan desert
Kenny and I took advantage of my fall break from school and went to southern New Mexico from Sept. 30 - Oct. 8, 2008. We picked a perfect time to go there, the summer rains had made the desert explode in plant growth! I documented nearly 150 different
wildflowers in that week!
The Sacramento Mountains (9,000+ feet) can be seen in the background in this photo, they make up the eastern rim of the Tularosa Basin. White Sands National Monument, near Alamogordo (which means "fat Cottonwood" in Spanish, by the way), is just a few miles away. The geology of this area is incredible. Much of this gallery will discuss the white sands, the valley and the numerous mountain ranges. map...