Summer road trip: White sand and white heat

Visitors sledding at White Sands National Monument. Photo by Jeff Rice.
Visitors sledding at White Sands National Monument. Photo by Jeff Rice.

What does 115 degrees in New Mexico sound like? White Sands National Monument seemed to sizzle as insects called from the side of the road last weekend. The gypsum sand looked like fresh snow. People even brought sleds.

Here is a recording for the library’s Acoustic Atlas.

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