Walking through White Sands National Monument it’s like being a kid all over again. Seriously, once you there just pull over, take off your shoes and walk away from the crowd, which usually hanging nearby the road. When you out there the whole place belongs to you. Even if visiting during scorching New Mexico summer, one can easily walk barefoot through the sand dunes. The secret is the gypsum, which doesn’t readily convert sun energy into heat. So even on a sunny day it’s a pleasure to walk in White Sands while being mesmerized by its stunning beauty.