Tip 4: Unique Plant Life or Dunes
White sand dunes get a little old, so it was important to find some other things to focus on. Thankfully, White Sands has a diverse ecosystem with shrubs, trees, and bushes if you go out of your way to find them. The Soaptree Yucca stalks were especially unique in the winter before blooming.
Plus, it’s spiky base made for a stark visual contrast to the smooth dunes.
And then there’s this guy. A random mini mound-dune right over the hill from our tents. It was so unique I ended up taking photos of it at sunset, sunrise, and by moonlight (see below).