"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving." ~ Lao Tzu
Mountains rich in gypsum from ancient seas surround the Tularosa Basin. This basin has no outlet and the gypsum rich waters evaporate leaving behind the gypsum behind. The prevailing winds form 275 square miles (32.779264, -106.172344) of glistening white gypsum dunes.