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Abstract

White Sands National Monument is located in west-central Otero and east-central Dona Ana Counties in south-central New Mexico (Fig. 1). It is within and bounded by the White Sands Missile Range. The monument has a visitor’s center with the usual facilities. It is open year-round with the single exception of Christmas Day. Summer hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day) are from 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. Winter hours are from 8:30 A.M. to sunset. Periodic trips to Lake Lucero led by monument personnel are planned for every other month. These trips are subject to change depending on weather conditions and the firing schedule at White Sands Missile Range. Information concerning these special trips may be obtained by phoning (505) 437-1058.

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