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White Sands National Monument

Hiker Rescued At White Sands National Monument Forgot He Wasn't Just Strolling The Beach

White Sands National Monument in southern New Mexico is home to the world's largest gypsum dune fields, and all those beautiful white dunes might look like an appealing place to wiggle your toes in the sand. As one recent visitor discovered, however, a hike in the dunes can take a nasty turn if you decide to forego one of the most basic items of gear.

Marriage Proposal in the Dunes at White Sands National Monument Takes an Unwelcome Turn

A prospective groom-to-be had a fine idea for a unique place to propose marriage to his sweetheart—the beautiful, snow-white dunes at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. The event took an unexpected turn, however, when the pair became the subjects of a search and rescue effort that includes some unusual resources.

With Summer Arriving Tomorrow, Don't Find Yourself In National Park Search-and-Rescue Reports

With summer officially getting under way tomorrow, more and more folks will be heading out to the national parks for some summer fun. Just be sure to be careful out there so you don't find yourself added to a search-and-rescue report as these folks were.

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