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White Sands moon light mini-backpacking

More information coming soon.

We'll have a short backpack (1.1 mi) to the backcountry camping sites at White Sands National Monument.

More information about backcountry camping at White Sands.

Permits are $3/person, on top of the entry fee into the monument. Permits are on a first come, first serve basis so we must close RSVPs early. It is important you RSVP early and accurately.

Limiting to 6 folks for now, may open up to more.

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  • Kenny J.

    You guys are at site 4. Go to the left lane. Give lady your license plate #

    July 12, 2014

    • Kenny J.

      We used Samat's name

      July 12, 2014

  • Kenny J.

    Where were we meeting you guys? We just left kmart

    July 12, 2014

    • Kenny J.

      That is to say Samat arty and i

      July 12, 2014

  • Samat

    We'll be going 8a Saturday to get our permits, with the intention of getting 2 or 3 sites (total of 12 people for 2 sites). if you'd like your own site, please come w/ us that morning. We'll meet at K-Mart and head over.

    1 · July 10, 2014

    • Samat

      Make that 9a from K-Mart. Please drop me a text at [masked] if any questions. The 4a leave time holds; I'd like to leave earlier than the potluck crowd so we can go get setup.

      July 11, 2014

  • Clara C.

    I planned to bring people and not stay overnight, but I'm sure this will be amazing!

    July 11, 2014

  • Kenny J.

    For those of you on the waiting list
    "To obtain a backcountry camping permit, campers can stop into the visitor center up until
    one hour before sunset. A site will be assigned when you receive your permit and no advance reservations are accepted. The cost is $3 per person per night for adults 16 and over, and children 15 and under are $1.50 per person per night."

    From:
    http://www.nps.gov/whsa/planyourvisit/backpacking.htm

    July 8, 2014

    • Kenny J.

      I'm thinking Our best chance of getting a site is by going Sat Morning...

      2 · July 8, 2014

  • Ryan

    I'm all for getting more sites! :)

    July 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Samat, I didn't know you could camp out at the WSNM. That is great. I don't know if I can go yet, but would it be ok if I asked a couple others outside the Meetup, if they would like to go?
    Gill

    July 7, 2014

    • Samat

      Sure! Permits are on a first come first serve basis, need to figure out those details… the max allowed on a site is 6 people. We can get more sites if they're available.

      1 · July 7, 2014

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